How demanding is the FIFA series to Run - Looking to buy the RMBP

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by icebergx, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. icebergx macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 27, 2012
    Location:
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    #1
    Hi all,
    I'm interested in buying the new Retina MBP, mostly for work, which doesn't tend to be that demanding (regular Office, web and maybe some CAD in future.) The only game I ever play is FIFA (mostly Online play.)

    If I bought the base model with 8GB Ram, do you think this should be sufficient so that I'll be able to run the forthcoming editions Fifa for the next 4-5 year (FIFA 13-17?)
    I was considering upgrading to 16GB Ram but the extra $200 is a bit pricey in my opinion and, if it's relatively sure that FIFA will work OK, I'd rather save the money.

    Thanks,
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    #2
    Not really. It should be fine for 2-3 years, but after that it'll start to show it's age.

    Also, you play FIFA on a computer already? How can you stand using the keyboard instead of a controller? Ugh.
     
  3. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
    #3
    Probably not on high settings, because the next gen of consoles will surely come out in that time, and there will be a significant jump in console port requirements. You'd probably will have to lower your settings quite a bit in 4 years.

    RAM won't help, it's the graphics card that is the bottleneck.

    I use a 360 controller on my Mac. Bought it after I experienced the keyboard controls for myself.
     
  4. icebergx thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 27, 2012
    Location:
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    #4
    No, never played FIFA on a mac/pc before. I just assumed you could buy a 3rd party control pad.

    How bad do the fifa graphics currently look on "low" settings? Does anyone have a screenshot?

    Thanks again
     

Share This Page