WoW on imac 2.0ghz with ATI X1600?

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  1. gamerz macrumors 6502

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    Hey, i have been looking for a computer forever that could be able to play games such as WoW and Oblivion. I found an iMac and i thouht that it would be a good buy, but i didnt know how it would run these games. Here are the specs of it:

    Apple Imac
    2.0ghz
    17"
    1G RAM (mabye 2G if i upgrade later on)
    128mb ATI X1600

    So how would this run WoW on OSX?
     
  2. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    Really the only thing you need to run WoW is RAM

    WoW ran incredibly well on my 1.5GHz PowerBook with only 512MB of RAM and a 64MB graphics card.

    Your iMac will run it very well.

    Daniel.
     
  3. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

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    How about a G4 ibook 1.33 Ghz with 1 GB ram and 32MB video card? Would this suffice?

    I'd like to take WoW with me when I move to Japan - will the American server I'm on have too much lag when playing from across the world?
     
  4. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    Quite honestly, your machine probably won't do it. The video card just won't be able to handle it, but maybe the RAM will compensate, I don't know. Maybe borrow a friend's copy and try it before? Or ask for a WoW 10-day Trial Code either here or in the Marketplace. We give out a lot of trials on this site.

    Also, the lag really just depends on your internet. It'd be too hard for me to tell you how it would perform.
     
  5. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming it is this iBook, I would expect it to just be usable for PvE in uncrowded areas - mainly solo play and not in dungeons.

    I managed fine on a 1GHz TiBook with a 64mb Radeon 9000 and 512mb of RAM.

    Don't expect to go raiding, though.
     
  6. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    dont expect to go raiding with my set-up??? or with the ibook buy's set-up??? Cause im going to be raiding quite a bit and also doing PvP alot. Just making sure my system can run WoW while doing those things.
     
  7. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    I was addressing another poster.

    Yours should be fine, though I have no experience of gaming on the 1600XT or similar.

    My iMac has a 7600GT and in a busy AV, with settings on highest, resolution at 1920x1200, I had very pleasant framerates. Only lag was caused by the crappy servers.
     
  8. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok... just to make sure an Imac 2.0ghz with 1G RAM and an ATI X1600 could run World of Warcraft 30fps or above in raids and battlegrounds?
     
  9. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    gamerz, I have that exact machine and never had a problem. Cranked everything up and the framerate never dropped below just-under-smooth.
     
  10. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

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  11. afornander macrumors 6502

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    i got the 17" c2d 2.00ghz, i tried the trial for WoW, i can crank it up to full res. (1400 x 900) and max graphic settings at it still runs smooth as hell;)
     
  12. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    SWEET... thanks for the quick replies. Thank-you sooo much.
     
  13. K20 macrumors member

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    WoW is running great on my iMac, I usually run in Window mode at 1680x1050

    no sluggishness at all to me..
     
  14. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sweet... but you all run it on OSX and it is still fine and no lagging?
     
  15. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    No graphics-related lagging. Server-related, on the other hand...
     
  16. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    dont stress to much about it

    it runs

    very nicely
     
  17. fall3n macrumors 6502

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    I don't know how you guys say you ran fine. I tried playing on my G4 1.5ghz laptop last year and it sucked the big one, couldn't even get it up to smooth even with medium/low specs. My iMac on the other hand kicks ass.
     
  18. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    They were talking about it running fine on the Intel iMacs not G4's.
     
  19. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    There were two different models of 1.33 GHz iBook G4s.

    If it is the mid 2005 12" iBook with a 32MB Radeon 9550, it'll play OK. On medium-ish settings, I am always over 20 fps in PvE, and in battlegrounds about 15-20. I have 1.5 GB RAM, though.

    If you are talking about the late 2004 14" iBook with a 32MB Radeon 9200, I hear it's passable in most areas, but the video card is a generation behind that of the 2005 iBooks, so I wouldn't expect much.
     
  20. K20 macrumors member

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    i'm running it in OS X, no lagging..except for the occasional server lag
     
  21. jonaseriksson macrumors member

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    Install boot camp and run it under windows. It'll greatly improve your FPS.

    http://www.tuaw.com/2006/04/06/hello-mac-gaming-machine/

    "WoW on Windows XP on my iMac, running fullscreen on my external 24-inch Dell monitor with all the graphics settings ramped up clocks in at about 6fps faster than my OS X installation of WoW, running fullscreen on the same display with the graphic settings pulled back to their default settings. Nice!"
     
  22. rbarris macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to hear feedback from people playing WoW on OS X after the 2.0.1 patch due this week - it enables OpenGL Multi-Threading which will let us utilize the dual processors in the Intel Macs more consistently and raise frame rates as a result.
     
  23. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Anything for you, rbarris. :)
     
  24. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Yes sir, it shall be done.

    One question – how do we check our frame rates?
     
  25. rbarris macrumors 6502

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    the default keybinding for the WoW FPS readout is Control-R.
     

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