OS Neutral 2011 iMac and Gaming

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by MikeM87, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. MikeM87 macrumors 6502


    Jun 24, 2010

    I have a 2011 Imac and would like to play a few games and am just wondering how it will handle them.

    Also would it be best to use bootcamp?

    I was looking to play the sims 3 to start with.

    Spec is as follows:

    21.5-inch: 2.5GHz
    2.5GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    1920 x 1080 resolution
    16GB of Ram
    500GB hard drive1
    AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB

    Thanks for any input!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    The Sims 3 is not a new game. It will run fine on any modern computer.
  3. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
    It should run without any problems in Mac OS X :). The Windows version works a little better in my opinion but not a necessity.
  4. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    I use a 2011 iMac, the 21" model up from the base model, runs all games fine in bootcamp, including skyrim and other modern games all at native resolution.

    although i mostly play starwars the old republic in a parallels virtual machine, so i don't have to keep re-booting and can drop in and out of the game whilst working on other things.
  5. leebrendalee macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2010
    I am able to play stars mmo no problem with parallels 8! Super thrilled. I even got the mouse problem fixed. I'm totally able to do flashpoints, raids, everything and I'm the healer so I cannot have anything wrong.

    Super stoked!!

    My specs:

    3.4 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory: 16gb 1333 MHz ddr3 (yes when I ordered it I wanted the best ram)
    and the new Mountain Lion
    I think I got the highest ram on the video card also.

    I'm using Razer mouse and Keyboard,
  6. PaulKemp, Oct 28, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012

    PaulKemp macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2009
    Hi, just though i should post here to maybe get some feedback.

    Just installed bootcamp and windows 8. Installed direct x 11 and Skyrim. I aslo installed the AMD Catalyst 12.9 beta drivers (seems new and does support the 6950 (?) card.

    I have the top specced iMac 2011 but with 1 gb gpu ram on the video card..

    When running Skyrim I get very low fps. Around 15/20 maybe. Thats with medium settings, native resolution on the 27", medium texture and low on everything else. No AA or AF. Is this normal? I was expecting more to be honest.

    edit: I actually had to set everything to low and a low resolution to make it playable. So obviously something is wrong. I'll try with 3d mark and another game.

    edit: Tried in Windows 7 - smooth as a deer skin!

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