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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:05 AM   #1
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New IMac 2012: Bootcamp or Parallel for games like Dota 2

Hey guys!
Am thinking of getting the base version of the IMac 2012, just wondering if there's a difference if i run windows on Bootcamp or Parallel for playing Dota 2 (Not supported on Mac yet ). Cos i heard that there may be some downgrade of graphics if i run windows on bootcamp compared to parallel.

Anyone knows whether the NVIDIA 640M can run dota 2 on high settings with 8GB of RAM?

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Old Nov 3, 2012, 07:49 AM   #2
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Hey guys!
Am thinking of getting the base version of the IMac 2012, just wondering if there's a difference if i run windows on Bootcamp or Parallel for playing Dota 2 (Not supported on Mac yet ). Cos i heard that there may be some downgrade of graphics if i run windows on bootcamp compared to parallel.

Anyone knows whether the NVIDIA 640M can run dota 2 on high settings with 8GB of RAM?

Cheers!
It will run fine with Bootcamp.

There is going to be a native OSX client soon so it will only be a temporary solution.

Should run on at least high, maybe ultra, it's not the highest end card but it's still quite capable.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:07 AM   #3
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Anyone knows whether there will be an advantage running games on Parallel? Will the 8GB of RAM be able to run it smoothly as opposed to bootcamp which I'm sure wouldn't be a problem. Dont think i wanna upgrade to 16GB through BTO knowing Apple prices...
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:37 AM   #4
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Bootcamp is always better than Parallels for gaming because it's dedicating all the system resources to one OS, not two.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 12:07 PM   #5
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Anyone knows whether having 8GB of RAM is enough to run parallel on the new IMac?

Currently using my late 2009 Macbook pro 13inch to play dota 2 through bootcamp...graphics is kinda crappy but i still get decent FPS on low settings, alil tired of using bootcamp though..anyone using parallel to play dota 2?
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:27 PM   #6
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Gaming in native 1440p on 27"

Hey guys,

Does anyone have an idea of how Dota 2 will perform on the 27" in native 1440p Resolution with the 675Mx? I'm afraid that the 675mx will not be powerful enaugh to run it.

Thanks in advance.

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Old Nov 5, 2012, 05:20 AM   #7
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Anyone experiencing problems while playing games on Parallel? I'm thinking of getting the base 2012 new IMac but i'm afraid the 8GB of ram will not be able to support gaming on Parallel. If that's the case i'll just continue playing my games on bootcamp..
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:20 AM   #8
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Gaming on parallels is a bad idea. Just stick to bootcamp.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:25 AM   #9
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Hey guys,

Does anyone have an idea of how Dota 2 will perform on the 27" in native 1440p Resolution with the 675Mx? I'm afraid that the 675mx will not be powerful enaugh to run it.

Thanks in advance.
The game should run fine, but expect it to look like crap when stretched out in a 27 screen. Either that or run it in a window.
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