Anyone playing GTA V on their iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MartinAppleGuy, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

    MartinAppleGuy

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    Hi there, is anyone tried GTA V on their iMac yet via Bootcamp?

    I have a Late 2013/2014 iMac with an Nvidia GeForce GT 750m, and with pretty much all but a few games that I play, I play at 1080p (with a few I drop down to 900p to squeeze out the constant 60fps). I don't mind not maxing games out, as long as they are rendered at a high resolution and at a good frame rate then I'm happy.

    So has anyone tried it with this (or the similar 650m, 755m) card? And is anyone having issues with GTA V in their iMac?
     
  2. Koudspeel macrumors regular

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    I'm running it on my 2012 27" iMac with 680MX. It runs at roughly 40fps at 1440p and all settings at high. Putting settings at ultra makes the fps go down to 20-30.

    To be able to achieve 60fps I have to have a mixture of medium/high settings. Other than that, it runs really great!
     
  3. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So you never ran into any issues, more in terms of bugs, crashing and freezing then? And are you using the DVD version or the Steam version and what would you recommend? I would just be worried that if it returns the error "key already activated", I can at least replace the DVDs with Amazon, where as Steam may be harder to get it resolved.

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    Plus the DVDs are a fiver cheaper.
     
  4. Koudspeel macrumors regular

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    I'm running the Steam version of GTA V. I haven't experienced any crashes or freezes (yet?). Looking at the Steam forums of GTA V I do see a lot of people having problems with their copies, both purchased from a third party or directly through Steam.

    As far as recommending goes.. I like having all my games on Steam because of the build in friend system, automatic updates, digital downloading, and the whole community behind it. Other than that, there's no real advantage to Steam.

    I have no experience with the customer support of Steam, but I heard that it's very much possible to get things sorted; it just takes time.
     
  5. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's good then. Do you have to de able your dedicated GPU to get past the launcher though? I read many things saying that you have to disable then re-enable the dedicated card to get past the launcher if you are on a mobile based GPU (xxxm).
     
  6. tears2040, Apr 22, 2015
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    tears2040 macrumors 6502

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    I think you're reading way too much.......

    The great, no AMAZING thing about Steam is all of your games are stored in their system. Honestly I downloaded Steam to my 2012 iMac and Half Life 2 popped up, I bought this game like 10 years ago on PC and I was able to download it and run natively on my iMac. Looked and played great as well.....


    If gaming on your computer I would definitely go all digital
     
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  8. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No doubt, that looks amazing!
     
  9. sakabaro macrumors regular

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    Looks good indeed!! :D

    Do you have a m290 or m295x? What resolutions? Are you experiencing any throttling?

    I am kind of pondering between buying a RiMac for work and play or just pc rig just for gaming.
     
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  11. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Depends on what 2011 model that is ;)
     
  12. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    Base model with upgraded 8gb ram.
     
  13. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Nope, it wouldn't. The Radeon 6750M/6770M are pretty mediocre cards that won't run it well at all.
     
  14. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    512MB of VRAM will overflow, but Bootcamp should have assigned a set limit for shared RAM to be used as VRAM (or you can just set it yourself). So you will be limited to normal textures... Your will probably be fine playing at medium settings at 720p and always be over 30fps (but not by a lot).

    If you already own the PS3 version then, unless you really want first person mode or something, this won't be much of an upgrade. If you are buying for the first time however and already have Windows via Bootcamp, I would recommend just getting it :)
     
  15. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    well, its funny but today my friend gave me a newer pc tower that has decent specs so it looks like i won't be needing my mac for gaming after all! :D
     
  16. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Can't complain :p Hope you enjoy!
     
  17. joellisk macrumors newbie

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    Just doing a bit of research before I buy, does anyone think that GTA V will run smoothly on the top end base spec 27' late 2015 iMac? Im not looking for max spec gaming or anything just wondering what past experiences are like and if they can be extrapolated.
    3.3GHz quad‑core Intel Core i5
    8 GB Ram
    AMD Radeon R9 M395 (2 GB)​
    Thanks in advance.
     

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