WoW on iMac's

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Stevez0r, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Stevez0r macrumors member

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    I currently have a first generation Mac mini (1.42 GHz) and I tried the trial verision of World of Warcraft. Needless to say that I got hook on the game, but I notice some lag with my mini, that's cause I only have 512 RAM. I'm thinking of waitng until the release of the new iMacs. Are the current iMac's good to play WoW on? Are they more upgradable then Mac minis? Do they have better video cards?
     
  2. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    They sure are, according to this thread :) Intel native and everything
     
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    yeah, you can crank up the settings on WoW on the current imacs and they still purr along. Credit Blizzard for doing a damn good job of optimizing that game for the mac!
     
  4. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    wc3 and wow are 2 different games

    yeah..imacs are pretty solid for wow..just make sure you get enough ram
     
  5. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    Just on a side note if you have a 24" iMac and you intend to play in its native resolution of 1920x1200 you definitely need to opt for the 7600gt

    Meh, I got the baseline graphics card and it can only pull 27~30fps at 1920x1200 Oh the next setting 1680x1050 it's at around 57~60fps. I just gotta find a way so the iMac doesn't stretch the pixels... Because I can play fine with black bars, just don't know how to do it in OSx ;p
     
  6. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Perhaps try playing the game in windowed mode? (if that even exists)
     
  7. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    27-30 fps isn't really that bad. I used to play at less than that on a single proc 1.8 G5 with a Radeon 9600 and it was fine. The 7600 is really a great option though - it makes the 24" imac a pretty viable gaming machine.
     
  8. Stevez0r thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm going to wait until Apple updates the iMac. Hopefully will be in a couple of months.

    Are iMac more upgradeable them minis?
     
  9. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    IMHO, the 24" is the most upgradeable... Although there is no one that sells graphics card for the 24"..

    I heard form a very nice customer service rep that authorized apple resellers that can do repairs have a part # for the 7600gt... You just have to find the right one to get them to let you do business with them if you happen to want to upgrade from a 7300gt to a 7600gt. (Meh, I apologize for the incoherancy... It's almost the end of my work day and i'm brain dead :D )
     
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  11. FullCollapse macrumors regular

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    played the 10 day free trial a couple weeks ago, ran well on my 20". i may pick it back up again during the summer, i dont' have a job right now but i will then.
     
  12. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, that $15 a month was enough for me to not want to play after trial period ended. haha ;p
     

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