Haswell iMac Question.

NbinHD

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Quick question, will the Haswell 2013 baseline 21.5'' iMac be able to run GTA V? Reason i ask is because Haswell is supposed quite a upgrade in integrated graphics. Will it run better if i put in a SSD?
 

Lunfai

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Quick question, will the Haswell 2013 baseline 21.5'' iMac be able to run GTA V? Reason i ask is because Haswell is supposed quite a upgrade in integrated graphics. Will it run better if i put in a SSD?
The baseline integrated graphics won't make a difference as the 21.5 features a Nvidia 640M. GTA V is also not released but should run on low-mid settings at least, most certainly if you get the new haswell iMac which won't be released until later this year, it'll most likely feature a 740M.

750M for the next step up from base will undoubtfully play the game on medium, but as I said, the games not released, so my opinion is just speculation.
 

NbinHD

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The baseline integrated graphics won't make a difference as the 21.5 features a Nvidia 640M. GTA V is also not released but should run on low-mid settings at least, most certainly if you get the new haswell iMac which won't be released until later this year, it'll most likely feature a 740M.

750M for the next step up from base will undoubtfully play the game on medium, but as I said, the games not released, so my opinion is just speculation.
Alright thanks. Im just trying to get an idea of what i will need. Should i upgrade to a fusion or leave it at a 1tb stock hdd?
 

Lunfai

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Alright thanks. Im just trying to get an idea of what i will need. Should i upgrade to a fusion or leave it at a 1tb stock hdd?
Fusion is a good bet. Will make loading the game faster if you happen to play the game often enough for it to move on the fused SSD. Also read your other thread.
 

~Shard~

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Fusion is a good bet. Will make loading the game faster if you happen to play the game often enough for it to move on the fused SSD. Also read your other thread.
Agreed, fusion would probably be a good choice in this instance. And yes, the 740M or 750M will work fine for the game most likely, but I wouldn't expect to run the game with max settings or anything - the iMac will almost positively not be a top end gaming rig no matter what technology it ends up with.
 

NbinHD

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Agreed, fusion would probably be a good choice in this instance. And yes, the 740M or 750M will work fine for the game most likely, but I wouldn't expect to run the game with max settings or anything - the iMac will almost positively not be a top end gaming rig no matter what technology it ends up with.
As long as the game is playable and at like 30 fps, im happy. Its really the only game i enjoy and i am not a hardcore gamer so buying a $600 Xbox is a waste of money. Hoping to kill 2 birds with 1 stone in a sense.
 

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As long as the game is playable and at like 30 fps, im happy. Its really the only game i enjoy and i am not a hardcore gamer so buying a $600 Xbox is a waste of money. Hoping to kill 2 birds with 1 stone in a sense.
Fair enough re: the XBox - you should be good to go then. Hope it works out for you!
 

tann

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Alright thanks. Im just trying to get an idea of what i will need. Should i upgrade to a fusion or leave it at a 1tb stock hdd?
GTA V when it releases on PC may not come to Mac as well (IV still hasn't) so if you use bootcamp (for windows) even with a fusion drive load times of everything will be just as slow as a regular hdd (in the windows side). The fusion drive doesn't affect the bootcamp side of things from what I've been told.
 

NbinHD

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GTA V when it releases on PC may not come to Mac as well (IV still hasn't) so if you use bootcamp (for windows) even with a fusion drive load times of everything will be just as slow as a regular hdd (in the windows side). The fusion drive doesn't affect the bootcamp side of things from what I've been told.
Oh ok, then ill have to do a SSD route than....