Any tests for Source games like Counter-Strike, HL2, and L4D?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Kendo, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    I'd really appreciate if someone can do OS X testing for some of those Steam games, particularly Counter-Strike and Half-Life 2. They are so old that I'm hoping the HD 3000 can run them at native resolution with high settings.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    This site has L4D 2 benchmarks:

    http://www.appleownz.com/2011/07/21/2011-macbook-air-13-benchmarks/
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    I am curious also. Looks like we'll just have to wait and see...
     
  4. macrumors 68000

    DustinT

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    In most cases, I'd expect almost identical performance to the 13" 2011 since it has the same processor and the CPU's are so closely matched. I owned one thought it performed decently as long as you lowered the settings to the minimums and used a low screen resolution. I stepped up to the MBP 15" though for the discrete video card which is a much better performer at the 1920x1080 resolution I run on my main screen.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Agreed, I almost did this but in the end I just didn't have the money. I'm actually glad that the line updated in the middle of the BTS promo. That combined with the end of Applecare on my Early-2008 Macbook was enough incentive to pick the 13" MBA refresh up.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    I don't mind running cs:s, dod:s, or hf2 on low settings... I want to see smooth gameplay on a sick little "netbook" without using bootcamp :apple:
     

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