OS Neutral Best graphics games to date for testing FPS?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Pngwyn, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Anyone have some suggestions for some of the best graphics games to date?

    I just got my new iMac and I'd love to test some of the most graphics intensive games out there, but I'm not sure where I should start.

    I heard Witcher 2 was a pretty good choice, any other suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Skyrim is another good choice. Actually a lot of games have really amazing graphics. I would just pick one and start the long process of getting it to work on your mac.

    edit: the witcher 2 was one of my favorite games. You should totally start there. Its very graphic though... if you know what I mean.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    How do you mean "start the long process of getting it to work on your mac"?

    What's a long process?
     
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    Mackilroy

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    If I had to guess, I'd say using WINE to make it work under OS X natively instead of installing Windows.
     
  5. MRU
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    Bootcamp wise..

    FarCry 3
    Hitman : Absolution (includes benchmarking tools)
    Assassins Creed 3 (Boston area is particularly tough on a computer)
    Crysis 3 (out soon - will undoubtably be GPU intensive)
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    I agree with that, Above shown games have best graphics to see.
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    The Heaven benchmark and 3DMark 11 are amazing. Battlefield 3, The Witcher 2, Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution, Far Cry 3 and Crysis 2 are all pretty awesome too.
     
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    nightmars

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    But .... can it play Crysis I ???? ;-) (in max. settings) ?? Still the best graphics I have seen up to today... I would start there!
     
  9. Wardenski, Jan 23, 2013
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    Crysis IMO is still one of the best looking games around, especially when you use the high resolution mod packs.

    Also, the Ultra settings in the game are not technically the "best" settings. Indeed, there is a configuration file which you can modify to adjust the reflection quality, draw distance etc even further.

    My 5870 can more or less max this game out at 1920x1200. I can't max out Crysis 2 though, maybe because its DX11.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Battlefield 3 is very hardware intensive, but runs like silk on my 27" iMac.

    I run it on Windows 7 via Bootcamp.
     
  11. macrumors member

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    I would suggest the following:

    Mac OS Native:
    - Borderlands 2 (the Mac version is heavier to run than the Win version)
    - The Witcher 2
    - Batman Arkham City


    Windows:
    - Battlefield 3 (I think this is still the heaviest game for the moment, and is used in plenty of gfx cards benchmarks)
    - Crysis 1 and 2 with HD textures pack

    That should be a good start ;)

    Let us know what the results are!
     

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