How is your iMac handling TF2 (or any source game)?

nicklaz0r

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Hey guys, (I know there is a gaming board but this is specificly directed towards iMac users). How does games like TF2 run on your iMac? Can you play on ultra without any sort of lag?

I'm going to buy the new iMac (27 model, low end) and how do you think it will perform towards source games?

Thanks!
 

djrod

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Hey guys, (I know there is a gaming board but this is specificly directed towards iMac users). How does games like TF2 run on your iMac? Can you play on ultra without any sort of lag?

I'm going to buy the new iMac (27 model, low end) and how do you think it will perform towards source games?

Thanks!
I have a 2009 iMac 27" i7 ATI 4850 and I play TF2 with everything at maximum
 
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nicklaz0r

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I have no idea, how can I check it?
Go to your steam game library.

Right click TF2

Properties

Set Launch Options

Type in: "-console"

(without "")

open the game

(you should see a big black console there, just leave it as it is, don't close it)

go into a server (preferably one that has high player counts like 20-23

press esc

type in the console:

CL_SHOWFPS 1

(when you don't want to see your FPS anymore, replace the 1 with a 0)

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What iMac do you have? If you have the 4670 or higher you can max TF2 easily.
Don't have an iMac, I'm on a crappy PC.

Getting my first Mac, which will be the new 2012 iMac 27".
 
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TacticalDesire

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Go to your steam game library.

Right click TF2

Properties

Set Launch Options

Type in: "-console"

(without "")

open the game

(you should see a big black console there, just leave it as it is, don't close it)

go into a server (preferably one that has high player counts like 20-23

press esc

type in the console:

CL_SHOWFPS 1

(when you don't want to see your FPS anymore, replace the 1 with a 0)

----------



Don't have an iMac, I'm on a crappy PC.

Getting my first Mac, which will be the new 2012 iMac 27".
Then you'll be more than fine. The 6750m is more than enough for any valve source engine game. Assuming that's what will be in the next one. Which it could very well not be. But chances are it will be something better.
 
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djrod

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Ok, I'm back

Playing 2Fort with 23 players with everything at maximum but AA that is set at 2x (there is no need for more) gives me 59-60 frames, so performance is pretty good
 
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nicklaz0r

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Ok, I'm back

Playing 2Fort with 23 players with everything at maximum but AA that is set at 2x (there is no need for more) gives me 59-60 frames, so performance is pretty good
Looks good! Thanks for your time!
 
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Peppery

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I have the high end 2011 27" iMac and it handles Source games excellently. I haven't installed TF2 yet but I've been playing Diablo 3 a lot lately and it doesn't even break a sweat running it on high settings.
 
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nicklaz0r

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It really seems that the iMac's power is very underestimated.

I'm looking foward to switching!
 
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leman

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It really seems that the iMac's power is very underestimated.

I'm looking foward to switching!
Its rather that Source is a rather old engine and games based on it are not very demanding ;) The iMac is perfectly capable of dealing with them and also newer games, although you will quickly run into limitations of the lower-end iMac GPU when gaming at 1080p. The higher-end 6970M is a monster though and can run almost everything at ~30 fps (native res) which is enough for me.
 
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