Gaming on the i7 iMac 2010? Full Screen, Native Res only

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by iBunny, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    I am about to pick up a i7 iMac 2010... I guess it comes with the a Radeon 5750 1GB Card (Mobile 5850) Which is a decent card.

    However, 2560x1440 is alot of pixels to push around. I am ONLY interested in gaming at Native Res because it looks alot better than squishing pixels.

    How does this perform?

    Most of my gaming will be done via Windows in Bootcamp obviously. This machine will not be a gaming machine by any means, but I play WoW, EVE, SC2, Counter Strike, and will pick up FFXIV later in the year.
     
  2. EthanNixon macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard from several people who have 5750's in their PCs, and it handles 1920x1080 at well over 100+ FPS for CS:S. I bet it should handle 2560x1440 very well.
     
  3. zViiPeR macrumors member

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    I'm playing SCII and CoD4 fullscreen, 2560x1440, everything set to highest 4xAA on CoD4 on my 2010 i7 iMac. Everything runs at 30+ FPS.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    you do not need AA turned on at that resolution...
     
  5. JordanNZ macrumors 6502a

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    I find it makes WoW look nicer (8XAA). I'm running it in OSX with everything on max, apart from texture filtering, and shadows. Using Vsync, and sitting at 60fps capped pretty much everywhere apart from Dalaran, where it will go no lower than 30 with a huge amount of people around.
     
  6. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    For now it's ok, however, with mid-2011 games you will most likely have to set most gfx settings to low in order to play at 2560x1440, and 2012 games probably won't work at all at that resolution with that gpu.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    That's great to know, will keep lots of WoW people happy! I wish the same could be said for newer games haha.
     

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