Help, need to test my mac's gaming capabilities

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  1. Prolixus macrumors newbie

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    I had been given a mac this year as a present, and it is a very good one, but i have yet to find a free game that's frame rate will drop below 40, everything works absolutely fine, so are there any free games out there that can help me find my mac's limits?

    Pete

    btw

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac9,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCI
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
     
  2. Kaos Theory macrumors member

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    Well, I would suggest Call of Duty 2; CoD4 is too demanding for that system, really, plus there's no free demo. There used to be an Nvidia issue with CoD2, but I think it's been fixed. Get the demo here: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/games/demos_updates/callofduty2.html
    I'm running CoD2 at max settings, 4x AA, la de dah, 1920x1200, etc. on my HD 4850 iMac with Snow Leopard at a steady 63 FPS, which is about half of what a PC could do, but still very respectable. :apple:
     
  3. Prolixus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    in all due respect, are you joking?
    I ran Cod4 on a laptop, with a 8400 mobile chipset, and it had 1 gig of ram, and it ran fine
    but cod two is a good idea, thnkx
     
  4. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    I ran COD4 on my old Macbook with the built-in Intel graphics card lol. You can definitely run it with those specs.
     
  5. Blair230 macrumors regular

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    Actually he isn't joking but he is not completely wrong either. You can play the game with that imac but realize the 9400m is an INTEGRATED graphics card and is not really the best for gaming.

    So yes, you can play the game in low to lower mid settings at a smooth frame rate. But if you tried to max it out the game will be slooooow.

    Some people are graphics fiends and need everything to run full setting. If you are fine with those settings, then go for it.
     
  6. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    I play CoD 4 with my completely stock MacBook Aluminium on High settings and native resolution. Runs pretty smooth. I turned down the AA because that's what kills FPS.
     
  7. Prolixus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    who said/how do you know that it's a intergrated chipset
     
  8. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Some NVIDIA laptop chipsets include a integrated 9400M chip.

    If I'm not mistaken...
     
  9. Kaos Theory macrumors member

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    Yes lol, I apologize for my confusing post. A friend of mine runs CoD4 on that same system natively, and he gets around 30 FPS at low settings and full resolution. I don't consider anything under 60 FPS playable, but that's just because I compete. I run CoD4 at 125 FPS and love it, but I actually can notice a difference in fire rate, polling, etc. at anything slower than that. I WAS going to suggest CoD4, but you wouldn't be able to test your system with it per say, because anything over lowest setting would be really choppy. Besides, there's no free demo.
     
  10. Blair230 macrumors regular

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