Anyone running CoD:Modern Warfare 2 on an i5?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by ukdavvy, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. ukdavvy macrumors newbie

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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 ;)
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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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.
     
  3. ukdavvy thread starter macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  4. Zerg macrumors newbie

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    Is the ATI 5870 the mobility version like in the iMac or is it a dedicated card?
     
  5. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    The 5870 is a desktop card that can power 3 30" monitors. It's one of the newest ones on the market currently.
     
  6. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

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    The 4850 simply doesn't compare to the 5870.
     
  7. EnigMoiD macrumors member

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    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.
     
  8. purplehaze242 macrumors newbie

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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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