Anyone try WoW on a i7/27" iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Yaboze, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Yaboze macrumors 6502a

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    There's been a few gaming posts, but I haven't read about anyone who has tried WoW full screen. I heard about someone using a 24" and someone running it on a 21, but not at the native resolution.
     
  2. Zerg macrumors newbie

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  3. Yaboze thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I cant speak for the OS differences, but on my Windows 7 rig, which contains a Radeon 4850 GPU and a Core i7 CPU, I average 35-55 FPS at 2304x1440 in Trial of the Crusader 25, running in windowed mode.

    I would say 25-35 for the iMac, due to the slightly higher resolution, OS differences, and clock speed differences. When it comes to WoW, when theres a lot of people on the screen, I've noticed its more CPU-bound on your FPS than GPU-bound at that point.

    (I have a 4850X2, but the second core goes unused in WoW)
     
  5. patseguin macrumors 65816

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    I play WoW on an i7 iMac and it run great. I have all video settings maxed with the exception of view distance which is in the middle. I came from a Mac Pro with a 4870 and I can say that the i7 iMac runs WoW MUCH better.
     
  6. badmire macrumors newbie

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    actually i have the i7 imac and I run in complete Ultra settings... shadows and all in full screen mode and i get 45-60 fps in 25 mans... In Onyxia 25man I stood in the middle of the whelpss being AOE'd during Phase 2 and with all the aoe going on I saw it drop to 25fps....

    the i7 runs so incredibly smooth any lag i've noticed in game has been completely server side
     
  7. Zerg macrumors newbie

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    Your welcome :)
     
  8. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    I get around 65-130+ FPS in full screen mode, depending on location. I just keep it in Windowed mode to easily swap between WoW, IMs, Vent, and Firefox. :3

    Ultra settings is the awesomest. :p
     

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