Gaming with the 750m

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tbolt11, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. tbolt11 macrumors member

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    About to purchase a 2013 21.5" iMac and I'm wondering if the 750m will be enough. I would like to be able to play bf4 with reasonable settings and that's probably the most intensive game I'll play. Anyone have first hand experience? Notebookcheck makes it look like the 750m is quite a capable card and can play most if not all modern games.
     
  2. pcfarrar macrumors member

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    BF4 will work but you will have to drop the resolution from 1080p and detail at medium or lower.
    It seems to be pretty unoptimised at the moment so might improve with patches/driver updates down the line.
     
  3. B1ueB1aze macrumors member

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    BF4 would stress the 750m. As posted above, it'll work but not on max or native resolution.
     
  4. tbolt11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the insight. Really torn if I should live with the 750m or make the jump to a 27 and get a 780m.
     
  5. pcfarrar macrumors member

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    Also the benchmarks on notebookcheck for the 750m are all DDR3. The iMac is GDDR5 so should be around 10-20% faster...
     
  6. B1ueB1aze macrumors member

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    The 27" is just amazing to see. To me, it's worth it hands down. Now for the 780m vs the 775m in the 27", that's up to you.
     
  7. 2Turbo macrumors 6502

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    Even the 780m can't play BF4 multi in 1080p @ 60 FPS in high settings. So I'd say the 750m would have to run 720p and low-to-med settings.

    I agree the 27" would be great since 780m would make a big difference and the screen is sweet.

    It's too bad :apple: doesn't include 780m in 21.5. :mad:
     
  8. tbolt11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea I really want to stick with the 21.5. I keep going back and forth and I feel ridiculous but I think the 27 is too big. Who knows though I may end up swapping the 21.5 for a 27 at some point if I find it too small. Really wish they made a 24 as that's the "just right" size in my opinion.

    I think the 750m will be enough. I tell myself I play games but really have little time anymore to play.
     
  9. Serban, Nov 4, 2013
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    bf4 with 750M your are good to go on 720p+medium settings
     

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