21.5" mid 2011 iMac performance on DOTA 2

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Escritor, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Escritor macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    Quad Core 2.5 GHz Intel "Core i5" I5-2400S (Sandy Bridge) processor
    4 GB of RAM (1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM)
    AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR5 memory
    21.5" monitor

    hello sirs , anyone here have tried running dota 2 for mac OSX on the specs above? can it be played in high settings based on the given info above?
  2. zuri macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2013
    Hi Escritor

    I have tried DOTA 2 right now for you.
    I upload few setting and screens with FPS for you.

    Everything is on native 1920x1080
    Machine -



  3. Escritor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    hey man thanks a lot for this

    also additional question sir is 18FPS in HIGH SETTINGS worth it? are you able to play it smoothly?

    or the MEDIUM Settings would be your best bet? thanks in advance

    also additional question please refer below:

    I got a good offer from a close friend of mine towards iMac MC309

    Apple iMac MC309LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop

    He is offering me a brand new unit of the said item for only $965.

    I am considering it because upon checking in both authorized apple resellers and black market, so far it is the cheapest offer I got.

    I am primarily going to use it on the following:

    1. Office work (Microsoft Office & iwork)
    2. uTorrent
    3. Web Browsing
    4. DOTA 2 & Diablo 3
    5. Adobe Photoshop (basic brightness and contrast)
    6. iMovie (basic 2-3 minutes presentation)

    My question would be, given the price, and the specifications of the unit, and lastly with the new iMac (Oct 2013). Is it still worth it to purchase this model at its price?

    I am not really a techy guy , and I don't need a super fast computer. My usage is as follows:

    a. 2-3 hours/daily: FB, Twitter, surfing
    b. 3-4 hours/daily: DOTA 2
    c. 5-8 hours/daily: downloading (utorrent) while sleeping at night.

    I hope someone out there can help me out so that I can decide as soon as possible.

    Thank you very much in advance.
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  4. zuri macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2013
    that 18FPS in high setting was not playable at all...it has stutters and I dont even enter 5v5 fights

    You can achieve pleasurable gaming on MID or LOW settings. But if you have close friend who is selling you a computer, is there any chance to try it on that computer before purchase ?

    For other work, computer will be really sufficient.

    New iMac:
    You can benefit here in DOTA, new iMac has better graphics card and processor, on the other hand I dont like 2,5inch HDD in new 21inch iMac at all.

    If I am going to have little free time in work I upload you a video of gameplay in DOTA. (I have computer with same configuration at work :D)
    Would you like to bench Diablo 3 too?
  5. Escritor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    yes please can you record both dota 2 and diablo 3? sir i just want you to know I appreciate the advices and efforts , trust me your efforts will really help me decide if I am going for the 2011 mid imac 21.5" thanks in advance
  6. zuri macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2013

    sorry bot bad quality of movie...
    here it is - gameplay in Dota 2 (medium and low) and Diablo 3 (low)


    UPDATE: ah vimeo has convert queue, video will be available in aprox 45 minutes...

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