Anybody own Power Mac G5/1.8 Ghz Single Processor and play games?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Frankie., Feb 18, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2009
    I'm thinking of buying this machine and upgrading hard drive and memory to use for some web design and basic browsing. I chose this machine because I want an Apple but have very limited budget.

    I was curious if anyone knows if Call of Duty Modern Warefare (first Modern Warfare) runs smoothly on this machine?

    FX5200 video card (64MB)
    1.8GHz G5 Single Processor
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2009
    I'm assuming that wouldn't run the game at all.

    Price is drastically higher but Apple Power Mac G5/2.5GHz Quad (PCIe) 2.0/250GB SuperDrive-DL (6600 256MB)... I may be able to get
  3. macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2006
    I hardly ever play games, but I have that exact Mac and I've been using it as my audio recording machine for years now.

    It's good to record with once you know how to use its limitations, but I wouldn't expect much in terms of gaming. I remember the latest Civilization being pretty taxing on it from the demo I tried. Then again, I probably had a bunch of other apps running at the same time.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2002
    Read the system requirements on the games box, or the developers website.

    I'm 99% sure COD4:MW is Intel only. So no, it won't run on any PPC G5. Most new games are Intel only too. It'll run older games fine, especially if you put a decent video card in it.
  5. macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2009
    You're joking right? A single 1.8 will barely play Halo at a decent framerate!

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