Anyone running CoD:Modern Warfare 2 on an i5?

ukdavvy

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Nov 7, 2009
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Hi

I still cant decide which shiny new 27" iMac to buy :)
(I admit its nice to have these kind of stresses)

Now that MW2 has been out for a little while and the new iMacs a little less Im hoping someone out there has put the 2 together.

Im interested in the performance from Bootcamp, and probably Windows 7 of a UK spec machine which is 2.66Gigs Quad Core, 4GB RAM and the ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
If you have an i7 then I guess Id like to know too.....

All comments welcome - preferably from direct experience but guesses and internet here-say will all be listened to :)

Cheers!


PS I already know an XBox or PC at half the cost is the sensible way to play it ;)
 

SilentPanda

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I have a quad i5 with 2.66ghz, 6 GB of RAM, and an ATI 5870 with Windows 7 and it plays wonderfully... granted it's an actual Windows box but hardware wise it's pretty much the same. I don't see any reason it wouldn't work spec wise for ya.
 

ukdavvy

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Nov 7, 2009
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Many thanks for the optimism :)

Ive been out of gaming for years and although Ive had a Mac exclusively for the recent past have never actually run any windows software let alone looked at Bootcamp

Cheers!
 

striatedglutes

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I have a quad i5 with 2.66ghz, 6 GB of RAM, and an ATI 5870 with Windows 7 and it plays wonderfully... granted it's an actual Windows box but hardware wise it's pretty much the same. I don't see any reason it wouldn't work spec wise for ya.
The 5870 is a desktop card that can power 3 30" monitors. It's one of the newest ones on the market currently.
The 4850 simply doesn't compare to the 5870.
 

EnigMoiD

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The 4850 simply doesn't compare to the 5870.
Well, the 9400m simply doesn't compare to the 4850, but that one plays Modern Warfare 2 acceptably most of the time at 1280*800 with all settings high (no anti-aliasing) on a 13" uMBP 2.53GHz. I play at 960*600 for that extra-smooth gameplay.

With somewhere approaching, if not more than, twice the processing power, and a great graphics card nonetheless, the i5 should blast through Modern Warfare 2. Just don't try to run it in a virtual machine.

That said, I've heard that the i7 is worth the upgrade, considering the power boost. Just depends on what you're doing with it.
 

purplehaze242

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Dec 3, 2009
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works very well :)

I've been playing CoD MW2 on my I7 imac for 3 days now, and it's running very very smooth ..( addictive game, especially on that beautiful big screen )

no issues at all.

( of course installed it in Windows Xp, running bootcamp )

cheers,

HJ
 
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