Gaming on an imac

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  1. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

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    What games can play smoothly on a 2.5 GHz quad core iMac with a 512mb graphics card?
     
  2. lamboman macrumors 6502

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    You should more be asking, what games do you want to play will run on the bottom end iMac?

    The answer is many, but then it would be, as there are many games.

    You'll be able to play any title available for the Mac at medium settings, most likely.
     
  3. mox358 macrumors 6502

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    Most I would think....

    You should be able to play just about anything. I have a dual-core 3.06 ghz C2D with a 256MB Radeon 4670 and I can play most games from Steam with mid-high quality graphics. With the higher specs you've got, there should be no issue in running games smoothly.
     
  4. macbookguy macrumors regular

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    Civilization 5, Sims 3 and World of Warcraft to name 3... :D
     
  5. ugp macrumors 65816

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    I can play anything I throw at mine no problem. Under Windows games will run much smoother. I tend to run games at 720p maxed out for FRAPS capture.
     
  6. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    You can play pretty much anything except full settings on the just released DX11 monsters. The high resolution is the only issue and scaling down to 1920x1080 will probably be your most used setting. If Apple ever released a 20-22" i5 with the 6970m that would be your iMac for the average gamer.
    Make sure you install the latest Catalyst drivers from AMD and don't just use the Boot Camp ones. You'll see a few more frames per second.
     
  7. damir00 macrumors 6502a

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    That would be fantastic. Run it on a 1080p second display (honking big TV or projector) and even BF3 would be golden.
     

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