Counter Strike Source

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  1. mac2thefuture macrumors 65816

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    Hi guys, i currently play the above game on my 24" iMac 2.16 Ghz and Nvidea 128 mb card 2 Gig ram.
    I'm may swap this for a 15" MBP which is only 2.0Ghz and a 128 RADEON card with 2 gig ram. My question is simple - will i notice any thing detrimental if i swapped???
    Thanks in advance for your assistance:)
     
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    It all depends on what resolution and detail settings you'll be running at, particularly Anti-Aliasing. I'd say you'd get a good gaming experience out of either one.

    PROTIP: Next time you post specs, please post the CARD MODEL NUMBER because there have been tons of different Radeon and Nvidia cards produced and I can't be bothered to recall or remember the ones used in Macs. Cheers.
     
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    2.0Ghz Core Duo
    15" Matte Screen
    2GB RAM (Apple installed)
    80GB HDD (Partitioned for OS X and XP/Vista)
    Radeon X1600 128mb Graphics

    Would it cut the mustard??
     
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    I play CS:S at 800x600 on an AthlonXP 2500+ with a gig of DDR and a 9600XT/128Mb. That's how I roll and I get fine speeds playing online. Offline I prefer bumping up the resolution to 1280x1024, but it's ok. The 1600XT is actually comparable to the 9600XT, owing to similar GPU and GPU RAM speeds, so I would say it would be fine. The extra oomph from the CPU and RAM would make it easily playable
     
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    It's also worth noting that HL2 is really favourable to Radeon cards - the Valve team probably got more support from ATI development staff.
     

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