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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:32 AM   #1
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Light gaming on 2012 MBA 13?

Could MBA owners please let me know if it is possible to play CoD4 and Civ 5 on the 2012 base MBA 13?

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:47 AM   #2
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CoD 4 runs fine on MBA.
I tried it on the 2011 model and 2012 model and both runs fine.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:58 AM   #3
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CoD 4 runs fine on MBA.
I tried it on the 2011 model and 2012 model and both runs fine.
What settings were you playing at, what frames-per-second did you manage to get, and how hot did the machine run?
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What settings were you playing at, what frames-per-second did you manage to get, and how hot did the machine run?
I dont remember the fps but no lag at all.
Everything is on high.
Pretty hot. Not hot to burn but uncomfortable on your lap.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:22 AM   #5
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I dont remember the fps but no lag at all.
Everything is on high.
Pretty hot. Not hot to burn but uncomfortable on your lap.
Thanks for the info!
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 07:19 PM   #6
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Civ V will run, but don't try to play with a bunch of other Civs. Game will crawl when you start getting towards the late game and even switching into strategic mode won't help.

Keep it to 4-5 other Civs and it should be good for most of the game.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:07 AM   #7
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Civ V will run, but don't try to play with a bunch of other Civs. Game will crawl when you start getting towards the late game and even switching into strategic mode won't help.

Keep it to 4-5 other Civs and it should be good for most of the game.
But isn't that due to CPU strain rather than GPU? It's the late-game AI which causes the lag, as it has to go through all previously made decisions to come to the next move. That's why strategic mode doesn't help.

I face the same issue in my 2010 MBP i7.. benchmarks give the 2012 MBA a better score than the old MBP, so hopefully it's better.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:48 PM   #8
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I have used my MBA 2012 13" 1.8ghz with 8Gb ram, i run COD Black Ops on full resolution and works very smoothly, COD 4 is easy for it.... I have not tried many other games though....

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