(Video) Gaming on the 2011 MacBook Air i5

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Arcadia310, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mMP3Cm7k8o

    Hope you guys enjoy. If there's anything specific you'd like to see about the MBA just let me know down below. I'll have an SSD vs. 5400RPM HDD video coming up later and a full review within a day or two.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Thanks for the vid :)

    I have the 13" i7 and I've been playing Portal 2 and Starcraft 2 since I got it.

    I must say I'm more than satisfied with its gaming performance. Under OSX the games run really well on medium settings. If you lowered Borderlands down a bit (looked pretty high) it may work out better for you.

    Starcraft is a pretty consistent 40-50 fps, cutscenes run way better than I anticipated too. You're right about it not being a high end gaming machine, but does anyone buy an Air to play Crysis on high?

    I've used this mac for a couple of days, and it's pretty hard to fault it...
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    The video is set to "Private" ?
     
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    How well does the i5 model run Starcraft2 in a 3v3 during a large scale (darn near 200 pop) battle? Would having an i7 model make much of a difference then?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm no expert on gaming performance but the i7 gets a main boost in the CPU department. Since the game would still rely upon the integrated Intel 3000 graphics card there probably wouldn't be a noticeable increase at all. I'd say the i7 would help most for video editing and other CPU intensive tasks.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Video shows as being private.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm, it shouldn't be private. :confused:
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Can you try BF:BC2 and MW2 on bootcamp?
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    please try a source game if you can.
     

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