Fairly impressed about graphics performance.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mendeli, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Mendeli macrumors newbie

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    So I just realized after getting a macbook air that due to investing some money in charity through the humble bundle organization, I have acquired quite a collection of games for mac os without even realizing it.

    So I decided I should give it a go and try installing Legend of Grimrock on the mba and try to see how it runs.

    Here´s my findings based on running around for 10 minutes.

    The game runs great!
    I upped the details to set everything high
    The game still runs great and looks a bit awesome too!
    drawbacks: This is the first time I heard the fan come audible with this machine. Apparently it needs to work hard for this which is no wonder :)
    I found a writing on the wall that says "loose rock" and didnt find how to advance yet. So I havent actually ran into an enemy which might bring the framerate down a bit. No worries though, I´ll look for a walkthrough to get a step further into it. Common sense says there should be a loose rock on the wall but I tried clicking around like crazy and found nothing :rolleyes:

    Oh and also, Jamestown works great too and its fun to play a little 2d shooter on this small screen too... but now my wife wants her machine back lol. We might need to get another macbook because now I want my own one too :D

    point being: I never expected the integrated graphics card and fairly low frequency processor on this thing would be actually usable on semi-recent games but it seems like it very much is playable! :eek:
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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  3. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

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    The Walking Dead game runs great on my 2012 MBA, fans barely even come on

    If I play CS:GO though it sounds like my MBA is going to blow up lol.
     
  4. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    if you can, limit the FPS. Source isn't that resource heavy, so the MBA can probably handle it and lower FPS so fans aren't working overtime =)
     
  5. B1ueB1aze macrumors member

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    Diablo 3 runs great on the MBA mid-2013 as well. I can run everything on high except shadows on medium (smooth) with AA on, and it runs fine, even with a lot going on screen.
     

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