Civ IV and V on current generation MBA, 11 and 13' versions??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nph, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

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    I am wondering how both the 11 and 13" versions of the current 2010 MBAs handle Civilization IV and V? I am currently playing Civ IV on a rev B machine and it handles it but gets hot real quick. I am planning to upgrade to Civ V and if you add WoW that is it as far as gaming goes for me.

    Then if anyone would venture a guess as to how the upcoming 2011 machines will do with this game would also be highly appreciated. If they can handle these games then I plan to get one and give ny older one to the wife.

    Thanks for any insight!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Civilization V eats computer hardware for breakfast and the DirectX 11 codepath is the only way you should run it.
     
  3. FX4568 macrumors 6502

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    Civ V sucks on the maxed out MBA.
    Games I have played decently: CoD MW2 and SC2 and Minecraft.
     
  4. BluePotato macrumors member

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    I've played around 30 hours of Civ4 (vanilla and BTS) on my 11" 1.4 MBA. It's flawless.
     
  5. nph thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great info! Does your 11.4 heat up a lot while running it? Fans on full speed or?
     

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