Question about 2011 Graphics

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gman901, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I was hoping someone with some experience with gaming on the Windows side could tell me how much of an increase in terms of Fps I can get from getting the i7 version over the i5? For instance, I know I could get between 19-25 fps playing Crysis 2 on my old 2010 Air...would it be possible to get close to the same on a 2011 Ultimate? I would keep the resolution at 1024 x 560 and low settings. (BTW- I do not want a Windows only notebook due to constant QA issues and a 15" Pro is too much for me). Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors G4

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  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! I think the 2010 13" ultimate may be an all-Around better fit for my usage based on those framerates. Thanks for sharing that link.
     
  4. macrumors G4

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    If gaming is what's important to you, then the best advice may be to hold out for the Ivy Bridge version next summer. It holds the promise of a 60% improvement in graphics.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I would like to but I made a bad decision selling my 2010 11" for a Windows gaming notebook with defective USB 3 ports. I am sending it back today for a full refund. Not sure if I should get a 2010 13" ultimate refurb or a maxed out 2011 11"? The price difference is about $500.
     

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