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Resolved Gaming in Windows through Bootcamp, how good is it?

Sensamic

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I'm interested in the iMac 27' with Radeon 570x/75x, which is a good card to play even at 2K, right?

But I would be fine with 1080P with high fps.

How good is it to install and play games in Windows 10 through Bootcamp?

I would me buying games through Steam and Origin mainly.

Is it possible or is the experience bad?

Can you connect the Xbox One controller via Bluetooth and play with the dongle Microsoft sells for PC?

Thanks!
 

wardie

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Don’t know about the 570x but I have a 2017 iMac 27” i7 with the 580 and have been successfully playing Windows 10 Microsoft games. Specifically Forza Horizon 4 to do multi-player with my sons’s Xbox - Mac gets about 40fps @ 2160p (4K) resolution which is fine for me for that game. Dropped to below 30fps at native 5k resolution (not ok for me). 1080p was 60fps easy without stressing the GPU. Also the Logitech steering wheel hardware works fine :)
P.S. I also installed the bootcampdrivers modified graphics drivers for W10, it made a bit of difference but not that material (like high 30s to low 40s FPS)
 
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Sensamic

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Mar 26, 2010
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Don’t know about the 570x but I have a 2017 iMac 27” i7 with the 580 and have been successfully playing Windows 10 Microsoft games. Specifically Forza Horizon 4 to do multi-player with my sons’s Xbox - Mac gets about 40fps @ 2160p (4K) resolution which is fine for me for that game. Dropped to below 30fps at native 5k resolution (not ok for me). 1080p was 60fps easy without stressing the GPU. Also the Logitech steering wheel hardware works fine :)
P.S. I also installed the bootcampdrivers modified graphics drivers for W10, it made a bit of difference but not that material (like high 30s to low 40s FPS)

What modified drivers?

Thanks!

I've found one AWESOME trick two days ago. From bootcamp, I can stream my games through Steam to my Samsung Q9FN 55' TV using the Steam link integrated app over my gigabit ethernet network.

Works REALLY great! My iMac is in another room so this solution is AWESOME!
 
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wardie

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Is it safe to use them? Is there a noticeable improvement in graphics performance?

Safe? Well they work for me. I took a backup first of course in case they bricked the install. And yes there was a bit of speed up I saw in gaming - see above.
 
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