Base model 27inch gaming FPS expectations.

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  1. niuniu macrumors 68020

    niuniu

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    Often expectations are wildly out of control around Mac releases. I thought it might help to show actual FPS results from games played on the 27inch base model card.

    Info courtesy of notebookcheck.net

    Dishonored
    Dishonored (2012)
    low:
    122.8 fps Compare
    med.:
    113.6 fps Compare
    high:
    104.3 fps Compare
    ultra:
    66.7 fps Compare


    World of Tanks v8
    World of Tanks v8 (2012)
    low:
    57.6 fps Compare
    med.:
    40.3 fps Compare
    high:
    33.4 fps Compare
    ultra:
    19.5 fps Compare


    Fifa 13
    Fifa 13 (2012)
    low:
    391.1 fps Compare
    med.:
    267 fps Compare
    high:
    248.1 fps Compare
    ultra:
    155.7 fps Compare


    F1 2012
    F1 2012 (2012)
    low:
    155 fps Compare
    med.:
    119 fps Compare
    high:
    108 fps Compare
    ultra:
    40 fps Compare


    Borderlands 2
    Borderlands 2 (2012)
    low:
    100.6 fps Compare
    med.:
    87.7 fps Compare
    high:
    66.5 fps Compare
    ultra:
    41.3 fps Compare


    Torchlight 2
    Torchlight 2 (2012)
    low:
    90.7 fps Compare
    med.:
    76.8 fps Compare
    ultra:
    76.3 fps Compare


    Guild Wars 2
    Guild Wars 2 (2012)
    low:
    70.5 fps Compare
    high:
    40.4 fps Compare
    ultra:
    16.1 fps Compare


    Counter-Strike: GO
    Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
    low:
    226.5 fps Compare
    med.:
    189.7 fps Compare
    high:
    142.2 fps Compare
    ultra:
    88.5 fps Compare


    Darksiders II
    Darksiders II (2012)
    med.:
    86.1 fps Compare
    ultra:
    49.6 fps Compare


    Sleeping Dogs
    Sleeping Dogs (2012)
    low:
    117.1 fps Compare
    med.:
    86.4 fps Compare
    high:
    36.7 fps Compare
    ultra:
    8.6 fps Compare


    The Secret World
    The Secret World (2012)
    low:
    40.9 75.4 ~ 58 fps Compare
    med.:
    40.7 58 ~ 49 fps Compare
    high:
    34.4 35.4 41.2 ~ 37 fps Compare
    ultra:
    14.7 14.8 15.8 ~ 15 fps Compare


    Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
    Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (2012)
    low:
    58.3 58.3 ~ 58 fps Compare
    med.:
    24.6 29 ~ 27 fps Compare
    ultra:
    13.3 13.6 ~ 13 fps Compare


    Max Payne 3
    Max Payne 3 (2012)
    low:
    53.8 62.8 ~ 58 fps Compare
    med.:
    53.2 56.9 ~ 55 fps Compare
    high:
    24.3 24.4 24.9 ~ 25 fps Compare
    ultra:
    18.7 18.9 19.2 ~ 19 fps Compare


    Dirt Showdown
    Dirt Showdown (2012)
    low:
    75.6 87.5 ~ 82 fps Compare
    med.:
    57 74.6 ~ 66 fps Compare
    high:
    47.7 48.8 52.6 69.9 ~ 55 fps Compare
    ultra:
    22.3 23.4 24.1 ~ 23 fps Compare


    Diablo III
    Diablo III (2012)
    low:
    179.7 fps Compare
    med.:
    99.9 fps Compare
    high:
    66.4 109.7 110.8 ~ 96 fps Compare
    ultra:
    46.9 67 67.4 ~ 60 fps Compare


    Risen 2: Dark Waters
    Risen 2: Dark Waters (2012)
    low:
    76 80.2 ~ 78 fps Compare
    med.:
    50.1 57.2 ~ 54 fps Compare
    high:
    39.8 39.9 48.9 ~ 43 fps Compare
    ultra:
    16.3 20 ~ 18 fps Compare


    Mass Effect 3
    Mass Effect 3 (2012)
    low:
    59.7 fps Compare
    high:
    59.6 59.8 61.6 ~ 60 fps Compare
    ultra:
    49.8 53.2 55 ~ 53 fps Compare


    Alan Wake
    Alan Wake (2012)
    low:
    75.1 fps Compare
    med.:
    45 47.7 ~ 46 fps Compare
    ultra:
    22 22.2 ~ 22 fps Compare


    Anno 2070
    Anno 2070 (2011)
    low:
    127.2 174.9 ~ 151 fps Compare
    med.:
    61.5 70.9 ~ 66 fps Compare
    high:
    42.3 42.8 44.3 48.7 ~ 45 fps Compare
    ultra:
    20.9 20.9 21.6 ~ 21 fps Compare


    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
    low:
    59.7 90 ~ 75 fps Compare
    med.:
    59.3 62 65 ~ 62 fps Compare
    high:
    47.9 48.1 49 49.9 50 ~ 49 fps Compare
    ultra:
    28 28.1 28.2 29 29.6 ~ 29 fps Compare


    CoD: Modern Warfare 3
    CoD: Modern Warfare 3 (2011)
    low:
    163 213.2 ~ 188 fps Compare
    med.:
    97 124.1 ~ 111 fps Compare
    high:
    81.1 82.8 85.9 121.7 ~ 93 fps Compare
    ultra:
    48.4 49.2 51.4 82.1 ~ 58 fps Compare


    Battlefield 3
    Battlefield 3 (2011)
    low:
    72.3 75 75.5 ~ 74 fps Compare
    med.:
    47.8 51.1 52 ~ 50 fps Compare
    high:
    37.1 37.7 39.8 40.3 42 ~ 39 fps Compare
    ultra:
    17.2 17.5 18.2 18.4 19 ~ 18 fps Compare


    Batman: Arkham City
    Batman: Arkham City (2011)
    low:
    119 148 ~ 134 fps Compare
    med.:
    103 127 ~ 115 fps Compare
    high:
    58 66 68 ~ 64 fps Compare
    ultra:
    30 31 35 ~ 32 fps Compare


    Fifa 12
    Fifa 12 (2011)
    low:
    148.6 445.5 ~ 297 fps Compare
    med.:
    132.3 276.1 ~ 204 fps Compare
    high:
    116.8 196.6 233.1 ~ 182 fps Compare
    ultra:
    148.8 161.5 ~ 155 fps Compare


    F1 2011
    F1 2011 (2011)
    low:
    142 fps Compare
    med.:
    79 103 ~ 91 fps Compare
    high:
    66 66 86 ~ 73 fps Compare
    ultra:
    30 33 34 ~ 32 fps Compare



    Deus Ex Human Revolution
    Deus Ex Human Revolution (2011)
    low:
    59.8 160 180 ~ 133 fps Compare
    high:
    59 81 91 91.4 ~ 81 fps Compare
    ultra:
    29.6 30 33 35.2 ~ 32 fps Compare



    Dirt 3
    Dirt 3 (2011)
    low:
    206.8 fps Compare
    med.:
    141.6 fps Compare
    high:
    97.5 fps Compare
    ultra:
    29.5 fps Compare


    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (2011)
    low:
    43.3 fps Compare
    med.:
    38.5 fps Compare
    high:
    25.9 fps Compare
    ultra:
    7.2 7.2 ~ 7 fps Compare


    Crysis 2
    Crysis 2 (2011)
    med.:
    92 fps Compare
    high:
    67.9 71 ~ 69 fps Compare
    ultra:
    22.2 23 ~ 23 fps Compare


    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010)
    low:
    87.1 fps Compare
    med.:
    84.3 fps Compare
    high:
    81.7 fps Compare
    ultra:
    63.9 fps Compare


    Mafia 2
    Mafia 2 (2010)
    low:
    77.9 102.7 ~ 90 fps Compare
    med.:
    64.3 82.7 ~ 74 fps Compare
    high:
    55.5 69.6 ~ 63 fps Compare
    ultra:
    42.1 fps Compare


    StarCraft 2
    StarCraft 2 (2010)
    low:
    186.9 256 307.9 ~ 250 fps Compare
    med.:
    84.8 85 97.1 ~ 89 fps Compare
    high:
    71.5 73 73.5 74.9 ~ 73 fps Compare
    ultra:
    41 41.6 42.4 42.7 ~ 42 fps Compare


    Metro 2033
    Metro 2033 (2010)
    low:
    109 112 138 ~ 120 fps Compare
    med.:
    76 76 100.4 ~ 84 fps Compare
    high:
    34.7 35 38 ~ 36 fps Compare
    ultra:
    11 12 12.1 ~ 12 fps Compare
    .
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (2010)
    low:
    119.5 fps Compare
    med.:
    94.7 fps Compare
    high:
    69.9 fps Compare
    ultra:
    39.2 fps Compare


    Resident Evil 5 (2009)
    low:
    186 fps Compare
    high:
    102.8 fps Compare
    ultra:
    64.9 fps Compare

    Colin McRae: DIRT 2
    Colin McRae: DIRT 2 (2009)
    low:
    92.4 fps Compare
    med.:
    80.1 fps Compare
    high:
    71.7 fps Compare

    Trackmania Nations Forever
    Trackmania Nations Forever (2008)
    low:
    238 fps Compare
    high:
    101 fps Compare
    ultra:
    55.3 fps Compare

    Supreme Commander - FA Bench (2007)
    low:
    83.9 fps Compare
    med.:
    72.9 fps Compare
    high:
    67.8 fps Compare
    ultra:
    45.8 fps Compare


    Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
    low:
    105.8 fps Compare
    med.:
    92 fps Compare
    high:
    69.8 fps Compare
    ultra:
    21.1 fps Compare

    Crysis - CPU Benchmark
    Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
    low:
    130.2 fps Compare
    med.:
    86.1 fps Compare
    high:
    60.6 fps Compare
    ultra:
    20.5 fps Compare

    World in Conflict - Benchmark (2007)
    low:
    281 fps Compare
    med.:
    126 fps Compare
    high:
    96 fps Compare
    ultra:
    39 fps Compare


    World of Warcraft
    World of Warcraft (2005)
    low:
    213.7 fps Compare
    med.:
    209.9 fps Compare
    high:
    117.2 fps Compare
     
  2. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    #2
    I assume these are all 660M at 1920x1200? You'll need adjust your resolution (to 1920x1080 on iMac screens) or your expectations for the native resolution (2560x1440). The test was probably also done at 2 GB VRAM; base 27" iMacs have 512MB.

    The 660M is a pretty good card, but it's still below the top 2011's 6970m.
     
  3. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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  4. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    #4
    May as well do Minesweeper while you're at it.
     
  5. jawn12 macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Roughly, how much worse off can we expect the 21" to perform, relative to these numbers?
     
  6. niuniu thread starter macrumors 68020

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    % difference in performace varies wildly between game and setting. From the comparisons I did between the 640m (base 21) and the 660m (base 27) the % was as low as 20%, to as high as 40%. You could no doubt find even more extreme differences.

    Some FPS experiences from the lower end 21inch card (640m Kepler)

    Crysis 2
    Crysis 2 (2011)
    low:
    79 fps
    med.:
    54 fps
    high:
    40 fps
    ultra:
    12 fps

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
    low:
    54 57 57.6 58 ~ 57 fps
    med.:
    40 42 42.3 45 ~ 42 fps
    high:
    29 31 31.3 32 ~ 31 fps
    ultra:
    16 16 17.2 ~ 16 fps

    Diablo III
    Diablo III (2012)
    low:
    71.1 119 129 ~ 106 fps
    med.:
    63.5 74 77 85 ~ 75 fps
    high:
    48 59.2 75 76 ~ 65 fps
    ultra:
    34 51.4 ~ 43 fps


    CoD: Modern Warfare 3 (2011)
    low:
    143 165 ~ 154 fps
    med.:
    71 96 ~ 84 fps
    high:
    51 75 ~ 63 fps
    ultra:
    33 55 ~ 44 fps


    Batman: Arkham City
    Batman: Arkham City (2011)
    low:
    91 fps
    med.:
    74 fps
    high:
    36 fps
    ultra:
    17 fps


    F1 2011
    F1 2011 (2011)
    low:
    61 86 132 ~ 93 fps
    med.:
    42 61 90 ~ 64 fps
    high:
    36 51 58 ~ 48 fps
    ultra:
    20 22 24 ~ 22 fps
     

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