Rift and MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Poisoned1, May 5, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    I was thinking about this game and if it would work on an 11" mba ultimate.

    i tried searching forums for "macbook air rift" and nothing came up so i thought id post it and see if anyone had any success. Even if you have to play at lowest settings, that would be fine for me. Sorry if i missed a thread that discusses this already. Thanks for any helpful replies.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't mind knowing the answer to this either
     
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    striker33

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    It will work, of course, but it will struggle like hell. My old 2010 13" struggled with WoW on low settings, and thats at a lower resolution than the MBA, with a more powerful processor, and a better SSD.
     
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    thejadedmonkey

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    For comparison, my 2006 MBP with the x1600 in it, is roughly on par with the Macbook Air CPU, and the 9400m GPU... Assuming the 320m is roughly 2x as fast as the 9400m, you'll be able to get a little bit better performance out of the Macbook Air than my MBP. Also, don't forget the air has an SSD, so the drive read speeds are going to be faster.

    On my computer, it's hardly playable on low settings. I wouldn't try to play it on an air, unless it's just running around from place to place and not actually fighting.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    I do not agree with this post. Have you tried running WoW on the 2010 MacBook Air's? It runs VERY good. Another game, Portal 2, runs great on high settings, 2xMSAA, trilinear filtering, and at native resolution (1440x900).
     

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