Game is constantly stuttering despite high fps --

2019 16-inch MacBook Pro
2.4GHz 8-core i9
64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB
Latest version of Big Sur

Even when playing with everything set to low and the lost resolution, the game is still unplayable. I’m getting consistent high FPS with those settings (170+), but SC2 is still unplayable. The game is full of chop. Tried both Metal and OpenGL.

i.e. a progress bar for a building SCV loads like this
[xxxxx(pause)xxxxx(pause)xxxxxx(pause)xxxxxx]

It’s practically rhythmic. How can SC2 perform so poorly on a machine from 2019? Is this because macOS can only use the 64-bit version?

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Same machine here, performance on macOS is terrible. Switch to Boot Camp if you really want to play this game smoothly.

Same here with middle specs (i9 / 8Gb /5500 4Gb) - “stuttering” just happens constantly.