Gaming in Win7, 2010 vs 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ricowatatsu, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. ricowatatsu macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    Hello everyone. Has anyone tried playing a game in win7 with the new 11 inch airs? How does the performance stack up between the models? I know its not a gaming machine, but the thought just struck me and now I'm curious.
  2. Constantine1337 macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009
    I had Mid 2010 15" MacBook Pro i5 2.53.

    I bought MBA 13" base model and I will use it to play CounterStrike 1.6 under windows. It runs CS at 100FPS but whenever there is a smoke grenade FPS drops to 40. Sure, it is not a gaming machine, but at least this game runs ok. I was fine with sacrificing some FPS to get that portability.
  3. CubeHacker macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2003
    Depends on the game. CPU bound games such as Starcraft II will run better on the 2011 model. GPU bound games (which are more numerous) will generally run the same or better on the 2010 model. But again, its highly dependent on the game in question.

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