Games at High Resolution 2560 x 1600?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Tangerine, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. Tangerine macrumors regular


    Jan 5, 2007

    currently I'm playing a game running at a resolution of 1920 x 1200. It looks really beautiful with little lag. I was going to upgrade to a 30 Inch with a resolution of 2560 x 1600, but I'm worried that my mac pro cannot handle it. Have anyone try playing game at 2560 x 1600 on a Mac Pro? Reason I want to ask first because I do not want to put down a few thousand dollars and be disappointed. I have a Mac Pro 2.6Ghz with ATI X 1900XT.
  2. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    London Town
    Are there even any games that support that resolution? :confused:
  3. Tangerine thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 5, 2007

    No, I have to go into the pref file and re-edit the resolution.
  4. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    I would have thought it would work. Why wouldn't it? You have a very powerful computer, a good graphics card.... :rolleyes:
  5. syrianos macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2006

    world of warcraft is one of the few games iguess that supports that resolution native,

    i play it at full 2560*1600 res, on a mac pro 2.66 with 2 gig of ram and a 1900 xt and everything runs smoothly, the framrates are higher when played in windowed mode, must be something with quartz etreme and core image kicking in, but it can very well be played in full screen mode as well, all settings high, it's gorgeous.

    preferably a lot of people play windowed, and this is just a dream on the mac pro in combo with the 1900 xt and a 30" cinema display.
    u can use expose, switch to other programs or google a quest or item while staying in game, without any lag or stuttering of the OS or the game itself, it shows of the superior programming of OSX aboce winXP imo. i have wow installed in bootcamp as well, and though the fullscreen mode runs fine, the windowed mode always hangs for a few seconds, the start-bar stutter autohides, and switching to other programs is a not so fantastic experience.

    did i mention that this game has itunes integration that allows u to control itunes In game?

    Wow is the game for the mac that has everything, and yes beware, once u play and get into it, you're hooked
  6. Jame macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2006
    Pocola, Oklahoma
    All i can tell you is i have baciscly the same system, a 2.66 with 4 gigs of ram and a nividia Gforce 7300 GT graphics card with 256 ram and a 30" monitor that i run at 2560 x 1600 all the time. I play BattleField 1942, Close Combat First To Fight, and Halo all the time and they work just great.
  7. Tangerine thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 5, 2007
    Thanks guy. Hearing that makes me feel better on owning the Mac Pro. I thought I would be disappointed and make a mistake when I purchase the Mac Pro thinking it would not handle games that well via Bootcamp. While I have not try the high resolution 2560 x 1600 because not many games support it yet, but I was impress when it can run at 1920 x 1600. I was going to sell it to get a Alien Computer but my Anti Windows sister was about to go ballistic hearing that.
  8. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    Basically the same system?! GeForce 7300 is inferior to Radeon X1900, especially at such high resolutions!

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