Far Cry 3 on the new iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Jay9495, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Jay9495 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I have been waiting awhile for far cry 3 and I now have it, but can not play it until my iMac comes around December 20th, I was stoked to hear that it will have a gtx 680mx, but it says that for high performance far cry 3 required a desktop 680, so I was wondering how well do you think it will play on the 27" iMac with 16gb and a 680mx, at 1080p and 1440p ?
    And If anyone already has it, could you please tell me what your running it with and how well ?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. XionCore macrumors member

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    It should run, but not in ultra-high settings. You can roughly compare the 680MX to the desktop 670. Where did you get the "it needs a 680" part?
     
  3. hova24 macrumors newbie

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    I installed and activated it last night via a VPN program to fake my location to play it early.

    I am playing on a mid-2011 27" iMac w/ 3.4 ghz quad-core, 8 gb RAM and the highest graphics card offered last year (Radeon 6970m). I do custom settings with everything turned up rather high, but turned down post-processing and shadows (due to a recommendation I saw elsewhere). 1440p and it looks gorgeous. Also, there are issues with DirectX11 for basically everybody from what I've seen so choose DirectX9 until they iron it out.

    Looks fantastic with these settings and zero issues. I only fiddled with it last night and don't know what framerate I am getting, but it is very good. I can only imagine your 680 being that much better. I don't think you'll have any issues as long as you switch to DirectX9.
     
  4. obsoletepower macrumors regular

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    The requirements were officially released

    Minimum System Requirements
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 or AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+ dual-core
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon HD 2900 512 MB with DirectX 9.0c
    Memory: 4 GB

    Recommended System Requirements
    Processor: Intel Core i3-530 or AMD Phenom II X2 565 or equivalent quad-core
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 or AMD Radeon HD 5770 or equivalent 1 GB DirectX 11 graphics
    Memory: 4 GB

    High-Performance System Requirements
    Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K or AMD FX-4150 or equivalent quad-core
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 or equivalent DirectX 11 graphics
    Memory: 8 GB

    Source
     
  5. Razorhog macrumors 65816

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    Holy cow that game looks amazing. Need to put that on my to-try list once I get the iMac up and running with bootcamp.
     

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