BF3, 1st Gen Mac Pro 2.66

cluthz

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The default graphics on the first gen Mac Pro is GeForce 7300GT, which is a bit too slow for BF3 i guess.

Your best choice would be to get a Radeon 5770.
I know some have made the 5870 work, but it's not officially supported.
 

Caesar_091

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Jan 18, 2005
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Both 5770 and 5870 aren't officially supported but they works great out of the box on all Mac Pros.

About processor speed: take a look at game's requisites... 2,66GHz is not that high but if the game is multicore aware maybe those CPU would give you a nice gameplay in almost any condition (maybe not at highest resolutions).
 

amtctt

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OP, i play on my 1st gen mac pro with the 5770. That card can run on high settings just fine, but the processors are maxed at 100% no matter what the settings and it does impact gameplay sometimes. I am looking to build a gaming rig cause i often get frustrated playing with these limitations, but if that's your only option like it is for me right now, you can play on it.
 

AkuskaUK

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OP, i play on my 1st gen mac pro with the 5770. That card can run on high settings just fine, but the processors are maxed at 100% no matter what the settings and it does impact gameplay sometimes. I am looking to build a gaming rig cause i often get frustrated playing with these limitations, but if that's your only option like it is for me right now, you can play on it.
Thanks for your help, i am currently looking at purchasing a 2008 8 Core Mac Pro and putting in a 5870 in it, Thank you all for your help!
 

shardey

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Thanks for your help, i am currently looking at purchasing a 2008 8 Core Mac Pro and putting in a 5870 in it, Thank you all for your help!
I play this game with a 2.66ghz mac pro 1,1 with one of the CPU's pulled. I have a 4890 1gb and it runs phenomenal
 

amtctt

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I play this game with a 2.66ghz mac pro 1,1 with one of the CPU's pulled. I have a 4890 1gb and it runs phenomenal
Hmm, wonder what you're doing differently. what are your settings? how much ram? which version of windows?
 

AkuskaUK

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Change of plan! This Saturday coming i will be collecting a 2009 2.26GHZ 8Core Mac Pro with 6GB ram.... the 5870 graphics card will be added later! Hopefully BF3 will run nicely!
 

G-Force

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BF3 runs amazing at 1920x1080 on my 2009 2.26 8-core Mac Pro with 6870 graphics, you've bought a great computer. :)

Since the 5870 is faster than the 6870, it should run even better.
 

amtctt

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Windows 64-bit with 16gb ram. I run it on all high settings with at 1080p.
Hmm, i'm running windows 7 64bit, with 4gb ram, which it only ever uses 65% while playing, but it runs pretty lousy and processors are always maxed at 100%.
 
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