Bioshock Infinite on a 27" iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ventuss, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. ventuss, Oct 25, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2013

    ventuss macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
    There should be a sub forum exclusively for games. Whatever.

    I got my new iMac and I'd like to test my GPU performance by playing some graphically intense game. I want to buy Bioshock Infinite, but it only runs at 1600x900, I bet it looks bad on the 27"iMac.. almost half the native resolution. I own it for PS3, so it has be beautiful to justify the price. I have it for PS3, so it has be beautiful to justify the price.

    Is there anyone who played it on a 27"iMac and can tell me about it?
  2. jordanm86 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2011
    I read if you do want to play it on iMac you can apparently edit the config (it is locked to a lower resolution by Aspyr for performance purposes.
    It can be changed here:
    Library/Application Support/Bioshock Infinite/XGame/Config/

    More info here

    Also, it appears the move to Mavericks will allow better OpenGL support for games and so any new games produced/ported for Mac should be better :)
  3. alvinclub macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2013
    I try playing mafia 2 on my new iMac the other day, in performance test it shown that the iMac using inter iris graphic instead of the 780M...:mad:
  4. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2012
    I don't play the Mac version - I use bootcamp and play the Windows version, which I run at 2650x1440 on ultra settings and get great performance. This is on a 2012 i5 with the 680MX.

    The machine can handle it just fine, but the graphics drivers under OS X leave a bit to be desired - hopefully this has changed for the better in Mavericks; there was talk of major improvements.
  5. Sanatogen macrumors member


    Sep 5, 2013
    There is a sub forum for games already.

    I purchased Bioshock Infinite a few weeks ago when Steam had it on a sweet discount sale. It runs great with everything set to max.
  6. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Bottom line: Play these games in Windows. Frame-rates are exponentially higher, and you'll run into far, far fewer issues.

    Currently, bottom line/s:

    iMacs are NOT gaming systems.

    iMacs running Windows 7/8 are absolutely gaming systems.

    This may change with Mavericks, but that's an if and when..
  7. fhopper macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2007
    Wichita Ks.
    I just bought Bioshock 2.
    The program is blowing up every time it tries to load the second segment. I can drain the airlock into the train station then boom.
    27” iMac late 2013
    Software OS X 10.9 (13A603)
    3.5 GHz i7
    32 GB mem
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M 4GB VRAM

    Please update it soon.

    The App store claims you can reload a purchase from the "Purchased" page, how?
  8. elithrar macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2007
    Runs well in Bootcamp on a 27" + 780M iMac @ 1440p with everything turned up and a hefty helping of AA.

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