Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 4, 2012, 09:10 AM   #1
FatGuy007
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New York
Battlefield 3 on MBA

I saw youtube videos of the 2012 MBA running battlefield 3 on bootcamp over 30fps. Is it true that you can do this without damaging your cpu or gpu? I know that the MBA is not solely for gaming but from time to time you just want to have some fun.

EDIT: This was the video I was talking about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-hSeXvznwY
FatGuy007 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 2012, 09:13 AM   #2
miles01110
macrumors 604
 
miles01110's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
Quote:
Is it true that you can do this without damaging your cpu or gpu?
Generally you can use your computer without damaging your CPU or GPU regardless of what kind of computer it is. That video doesn't tell you a whole lot anyways. At several points it looks choppy, and you can't tell what the settings are (maybe it's listed in the comments, but I didn't go past the first page of them).
__________________
Got a problem? Check here first.
miles01110 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 2012, 09:19 AM   #3
FatGuy007
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New York
Quote:
Originally Posted by miles01110 View Post
Generally you can use your computer without damaging your CPU or GPU regardless of what kind of computer it is. That video doesn't tell you a whole lot anyways. At several points it looks choppy, and you can't tell what the settings are (maybe it's listed in the comments, but I didn't go past the first page of them).
800x600 AA off and some medium and some low.
But its a suprise a laptop that thin can at least run a game that big.
FatGuy007 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 2012, 09:21 AM   #4
miles01110
macrumors 604
 
miles01110's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
Quote:
But its a suprise a laptop that thin can at least run a game that big.
Ok. Different people have different thresholds.
__________________
Got a problem? Check here first.
miles01110 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Battlefield 4 expansions bniu Console Games 0 Apr 4, 2014 10:50 AM
Windows: Battlefield 4 rockyroad55 Mac and PC Games 47 Nov 22, 2013 10:42 AM
rMBP + Battlefield 3 UBS28 MacBook Pro 1 Jun 3, 2013 12:49 PM
Battlefield 3 multiplayer on MBA Allality MacBook Air 4 Jun 27, 2012 03:47 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:19 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC