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

    Feb 9, 2005
    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


    Mar 23, 2005
    Civilization V eats computer hardware for breakfast and the DirectX 11 codepath is the only way you should run it.
  3. FX4568 macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2010
    Civ V sucks on the maxed out MBA.
    Games I have played decently: CoD MW2 and SC2 and Minecraft.
  4. BluePotato macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2011
    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

    Feb 9, 2005
    Great info! Does your 11.4 heat up a lot while running it? Fans on full speed or?

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