anyone here using his imac as a pc gaming machine ??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bo-waleed, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. bo-waleed macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2009
    how is gaming on imac ?

    can you play games with the highest setting ??

    is your imac have i3 or i5 or i7 processor ?

    do you any problems ? do you miss something that windows machine have it ?

    thanks for answering.
  2. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    I have an i5 with 4850/512mb backed by 8gb ram.

    I am using it only for RIFT currently, used to use it for CIV5 but since that has gone native I only need it for RIFT and occasionally LOTRO

    I can play both at max resolution but need to dial back effects.
  3. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2009
    did you try dead space 2 ??

    or the original one ?

    and what does RIFT stand for ?
  4. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    Dual-booting OS X and Windows 7 is the best thing you can do if you want to game on your Mac. Everything will run natively (no emulation) in Windows, meaning as fast as the hardware will allow. It's like running Windows on a regular PC.
  5. PockieLoli :3 macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Rift is just the name of the game. No idea if it's actually supposed to be in all-caps like that, though. And from what I know, I believe it's an MMORPG.
  6. chappmyster macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2011
    sweet for gaming

    hi i have a bn i5 ati5750 4gig ram 27"
    i have duel boot win7 x64 i only use windows for gaming im playing BFBCV all high with aax4 1920x1080 with frap at 55- 60 droppin to 45-50 with mass explsions
    im also playing dead space 2 on high same res and runnin 50 fps
    so i would say yes gaming is sick on a mac but you must bootcamp not vmware or paramares as if duel booted it runs just like a pc but being a jobbsy built machine runns all os's like a dream and i have had not 1 and i mean not 1 problem shut down infact win7 is a pleasure on mac build even thou my pal hates macs his hdd has just gone down as its a pc piece of s%^*


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