|Jun 24, 2012, 12:29 PM||#26|
Do you play with any additional accessories?
|Jun 24, 2012, 06:28 PM||#28|
|Jun 24, 2012, 06:38 PM||#29|
Mine stays around 66C and 2400RPM playing this...
iPhone 5 | iPad Mini | Nexus 7 | MacBook Air 13" 2011 | Thunderbolt Display | Apple TV | Time Capsule
|Jun 24, 2012, 08:08 PM||#31|
I've played through and tested a few games on my 2010 11" 1.4C2D/4GB/128GB. This little machine has never ceased to impress me, and it has served me so well I made it my sole computer a few months ago. I haven't completed all of the following (I'm a bit of a collector and buy games I wish I had the time to play), but have spent at least a few hours with each on my MBA. I finished Mass Effect 2 on my MBA and had no troubles at all.
Left 4 Dead 2
Tales of Monkey Island
The Walking Dead
Batman Arkham Asylum
Batman Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Fallout: New Vegas
Half Life 2
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Mass Effect 2
Max Payne 2
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Thief: Deadly Shadows
Splinter Cell: Conviction
|Jun 24, 2012, 09:26 PM||#32|
|Jun 25, 2012, 08:49 AM||#35|
|Jun 25, 2012, 09:28 AM||#36|
I play Diablo 3 and WoW occasionally on my 2010 Air (1.6Ghz 11", 4Gb RAM). Both run very well on low settings. I have set a FPS limit in WoW at 30 fps, and it usually keeps around there. The limit also keeps my CPU quite cool, the fans are barely noticeable and I'm at about 75 degrees Celsius while gaming. About the same in Diablo.
This is best for casual gaming though, as lots of enemies on-screen can cause lag. The most stressful fight yet (WoW, 25 man raid with tons and tons of spell effects and such) I had 8-10 fps when things were at its worst.
I have ordered a 2012 Air (11" with everything maxed but SSD) so I'll be very interested to see how/if the performance of these games differ.
|Jun 25, 2012, 09:34 AM||#37|
I am pretty old school, so I installed Dwarf Fortress, Dosbox along games like Master of Orion 2 (while having Starbase Orion on the iPad at the same time...) and Master of Magic, and several roguelikes...but never had time nor bothered to play them. :/
Diablo 3 runs OK, but the heat made me feel nervous. It's so warm that made my left hand sweat. Haven't bothered with Skyrim yet.
|Jun 25, 2012, 11:10 AM||#39|
Only serious game I played on my 2010 was Starcraft 2. Is gaming really worse on a 2011? Is the 2012 really only 'on par' with the 2010 in terms of graphic performance?
|Jun 25, 2012, 12:02 PM||#41|
MBA 11-inch 1.6Ghz i5 - 128SSD
iPhone 5 32GB
iPad mini 16GB
|Nov 27, 2012, 07:41 AM||#43|
|Nov 27, 2012, 08:10 AM||#44|
Capture the flag. OK not a game, but setting up a virtual network and playing in red team / blue team events on a Friday night with beer and pizza is a hell of a good time.
However I do try and get some frags in on Doom 3 and UT2004 on my Mid 2012 MBA. Not modern games by a long stretch, bus still awesome.
MacBook Air Mid 2012 / iPhone 5.
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