Resolved Light gaming on 2012 MBA 13?

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  1. di1in, Dec 17, 2012
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    di1in

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    Could MBA owners please let me know if it is possible to play CoD4 and Civ 5 on the 2012 base MBA 13?
     
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    CoD 4 runs fine on MBA.
    I tried it on the 2011 model and 2012 model and both runs fine.
     
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    Pakaku

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    What settings were you playing at, what frames-per-second did you manage to get, and how hot did the machine run?
     
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    I dont remember the fps but no lag at all.
    Everything is on high.
    Pretty hot. Not hot to burn but uncomfortable on your lap.
     
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    di1in

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    Thanks for the info!:)
     
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    Civ V will run, but don't try to play with a bunch of other Civs. Game will crawl when you start getting towards the late game and even switching into strategic mode won't help.

    Keep it to 4-5 other Civs and it should be good for most of the game.
     
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    di1in

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    But isn't that due to CPU strain rather than GPU? It's the late-game AI which causes the lag, as it has to go through all previously made decisions to come to the next move. That's why strategic mode doesn't help.

    I face the same issue in my 2010 MBP i7.. benchmarks give the 2012 MBA a better score than the old MBP, so hopefully it's better.
     
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    I have used my MBA 2012 13" 1.8ghz with 8Gb ram, i run COD Black Ops on full resolution and works very smoothly, COD 4 is easy for it.... I have not tried many other games though....

    Hope this helps

    Will
     

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