Civ VI on new 5k iMacs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Neo999955, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Neo999955 macrumors member

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    Hey all, just wondering if anyone who has received their new 5k iMacs is a Civ gamer and if they've run Civ Vi on the new machines and how it performs. I assume it'll perform quite well, but it's one of my favorite games and would love to know how it does since my Mac has been delayed to the end of the month, sigh.

    Can it be run in 5k?
     
  2. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    We should know this some time tomorrow.
     
  3. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    iMac 27", 2017, 4.2GHz i7, 8GB RAM, Radeon 580 8GB

    Graphics benchmark with quick move/combat disabled

    Default Resolution - 2560x1440
    Minimum Settings with Anti-aliassing Disabled
    Average: 23.543ms
    99th Percentile: 36.066ms

    Default Resolution - 2560x1440
    Ultra Settings with 8xAnti-aliassing
    Average: 44.606ms
    99th Percentile: 62.254ms

    Very acceptable... :)
     
  4. Neo999955 thread starter macrumors member

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    You're amazing! So excited! How's the fan noise while playing (or not playing, ha)
     
  5. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    Fans are audible on ultra, but not too bad. Quiet on minimum.
     
  6. Robbo1 macrumors member

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    Have you tried running Civ 6 on this machine via Bootcamp? If so how does that perform?
     
  7. Neo999955 thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool, what settings did you end up leaving it at?
     
  8. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    Er... No Windows for me. I get enough of that at work.

    Too early to say yet, but tending towards ultra.
     
  9. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    I'm going to correct myself here.

    Note that the fan itself is pretty quiet. What is audible is high airflow. A small distinction, I know, but worth pointing out.

    Running the Graphics Benchmark with the audio turned all the way down, the airflow is audible regardless of the settings and only marginally quieter at minimum graphics.

    In the early moves of a new game, with ultra settings and the audio off, the airflow is only just audible. With the in-game audio playing, it's a non-issue so far.
     

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