Gaming in 27" no native resolution.

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by diegobgr, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. diegobgr macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2009

    I'm thinking about moving to a 27" iMac (i5 and 4850) in order to get a everything-in-one machine : movies, music, work, photo and photo editing (my favorite hobby) and gaming (my other favourite hobby).

    Well, the 4850 is a good card. But what about in 2 year? It won't be able to play games at native resolution, and we'll have to play at 1920x1080 or 1650x1050.

    What about that?
  2. nasabaer macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2009
    if you are more than a casual gamer i won´t recommend an imac over all.
    the native resolution of this (for sure great) display is too much for this video card.
    if you can live with reduced details and resolution i think you will be able to play actual games in mid settings.
    but thats not the way i would prefer gaming.

    therefore the mac pro is your only way to go - and so do i, but that depends on the price and when a new mac pro will be availiable.
  3. savvos macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2007
    New iMacs and Mac Pros should be out soon with updated graphics cards. It would be worthwhile to wait a month or so and see what comes out.
  4. aki macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2004
    Two years plus as a top-end gaming machine is just not the way the iMac line works. They are not gaming machines new, let alone after a year or two.

    The lifespan/top-of-the-line aspect aside however - I have the i7 with the 4850 and it runs everything I have wonderfully in full res with full settings. Wheeeee! :D

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