Base model 27inch gaming FPS expectations.

niuniu

macrumors 68020
Original poster
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
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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
 

forty2j

macrumors 68030
Jul 11, 2008
2,585
2
NJ
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.
 
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jawn12

macrumors newbie
Sep 25, 2012
16
0
Roughly, how much worse off can we expect the 21" to perform, relative to these numbers?
 
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niuniu

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Roughly, how much worse off can we expect the 21" to perform, relative to these numbers?
% 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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