graphic intensive games?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by numbingagent, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. numbingagent macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2012
    New here to the forums...I've recently purchased an iMac. Pardon my ignorance regarding such things, but I was wondering if someone would be kind enough to tell me what are some really good graphic intensive games that my system could handle (and by 'handle', I mean >30fps at 1920x1080 or even native res)...Thanks.
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Call of Duty 4, Unreal Tournament 3. I don't have too many more modern games :(
  3. Ov3rlord Falc0r macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2009
    Assuming the iMac in your sig is the one you're questioning about then you should be ok. Do you plan on running boot camp to play games in windows or in OSX only?

    The 6970m is the mobile version of a relatively powerful desktop card. You may have to mess with visual settings and resolutions but you should be able to play games like BF3 and the like with decent FPS. Just take a couple min and mess with the settings to get a FPS you're ok with.
  4. Brunchies macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011
    Get windows on your mac via bootcamp and fire up the Witcher 2, trust me if you like RPGs you'll love this game. Also for an older benchmark game, try Crysis and Rage just got released on the mac app store so if you don't want to put windows on your imac, try that. Also check out if some of these graphical intensive games run under either wine or Crossover, I'll give you the links. Also steam is on mac, download that and try out Team fortress 2 if you haven't already, its not graphically intensive but its fun and free. This makes it easier to navigate wine since wine by itself has no user interface that I know of, I hope I could be of help. :)
  5. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I've got that machine. If you're hoping for 30fps at 1920x1080 then you're going to be sorely disappointed. I get 60fps at 2560x1440 in the games I play (TF2, Left 4 Dead, Rage, MW3, Borderlands) :eek:.

    Yeah. Just throw on Bootcamp and give Crysis and those above mentioned games a whirl. Or stick to OSX, you'll get some performance drop and a smaller library of games.

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