High-End riMac Gaming Performance

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  1. bumfluff macrumors member

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    consistently good results at full-res with my maxed riMac, no stutters or refresh problems at all even playing 3v3 and into the late game (SC2), fps average was 29 (26 under heavy load).

    fully spec'ed i7, 32gb, 1tb ssd, and 295x

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    That is freakin crazy....
     
  4. w00tini macrumors 6502a

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    that's really impressive at full retina resolution with all the eye candy turned on. can you run at 1440 with the same ultra detail settings?
     
  5. bumfluff thread starter macrumors member

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    yup fully maxed, i7, 32gb, 1tb ssd, and 295x
     
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    I'm guessing Starcraft 2.

    Any chance of running the Heaven and Valley benchmarks?
     
  8. Unfair macrumors member

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    Just popped mine open, went straight to WoW :)

    Still downloading through streaming client, getting 26-32 FPS in the Alliance Shrine full of folks @ 5120x2880 with full Ultra settings.

    Kicking it down to 2560x1440 nets ~75FPS @ Ultra settings.

    4Ghz, 8GB of RAM (iMac came before the 3rd party memory did!) 1TB SSD, m295x.

    So far, pretty impressed!
     
  9. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    Somebody please benchmark the M295X with Heaven and Valley.

    https://unigine.com/products/valley/
    https://unigine.com/products/heaven/
     
  10. bumfluff thread starter macrumors member

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  11. fisherman188 macrumors member

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    bumfluff... You sir, are awesome! Thanks for time you're putting into giving us testing results.
     
  12. esphil macrumors member

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    So how is the iMac so far, is it mindblowing, or just slightly better. How does gaming on it look?
     
  13. koyoot macrumors 601

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    If this Starcraft 2 is Hearth of the Swarm than the score is...

    According to benchmarks from Notebookcheck.net for Radeon HD7970M/8970M/M290X, Starcraft 2 gets 46 FPS at...




    1920x1080

    Yes, at Full HD which is 7 times lower resolution from 5120x2880 it gets only 20 FPS more.

    That is staggering.

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7970M.72675.0.html
     
  14. bumfluff, Oct 21, 2014
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  15. koyoot macrumors 601

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    Yes it has to give you the score. Take the standard settings and run benchmarks.

    And BTW. That SC2 was Hearth of The Swarm or Wings of Liberty?
     
  16. bumfluff thread starter macrumors member

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    having never been able to "max" out settings on a game, this machine is way past mind-blowing

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  17. koyoot macrumors 601

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    Can you run it on ultra settings in 1080p resolution?

    We can compare how faster will be M295X from M290X.

    Apart from the fact, that SC2 was tested in windows, with better GPU drivers...
     
  18. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    Hey, thanks Bumfluff!

    I think you're the first person to post GPU benchmarks... anywhere!

    On Valley, under Preset select Extreme HD and if you have time also run the Extreme preset. It would be most useful if you could get Heaven and run the Extreme preset then we could make a direct comparison to the 780M.

    Thanks for your help so far!
     
  19. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Thanks very much for doing this. Could I be a pain and ask you to instead of choosing your own settings, choose Extreme HD from the presets list and run the test like that, so that it's easier for us to compare?

    How was the noise of the fans when running games and the benchmarks?
     
  20. Jouhne macrumors member

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    This is what I get from my 2011 iMac...
     

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  21. theSeb macrumors 604

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    These are scores are nearly impossible to compare if you're using custom presets. Could you change to Extreme HD and run again and then we can all compare?
     
  22. bumfluff thread starter macrumors member

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    jesus you guys are annoying...hahaha...totally kidding

    i didn't hear anything as far fan noise for any of these benchmarks

    extremeHD below:

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  23. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Brilliant. Thanks so much. Do you have anything like iStatMenus installed to see the GPU/CPU temperature graphs? lol, now I am starting to annoy myself.
     
  24. IceHot macrumors newbie

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    Damn, i dunno how osx compares to windows in this particular test but if its somewhat the same scale, this blows...... my gtx 970 gets around 3000 with the extremeHD test :apple: guess im going hackintosh for now
     
  25. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    That's insane. Looks so far like anyone maintaining that macs are no good for gaming might have to go a little quiet...

    I was not expecting you to be able to put any sort of game up at 5k with anything but stop-motion effects resulting... Obviously most people are going to be gaming at 1440p max, and the frame rates there are excellent.
     

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