OS Neutral 2011 iMac and Gaming

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

  1. MikeM87 macrumors 6502

    MikeM87

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    #1
    Hi,

    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

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    The Sims 3 is not a new game. It will run fine on any modern computer.
     
  3. Hastings101 macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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

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    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:

    10.8.1
    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

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    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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