How will 2.93 Ghz iMac Handle Games

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  1. Iglio macrumors regular

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    I would like to know if i got the baseline 2.93 Ghz iMac if I could play the Sims 3 and World of Warcraft on all high setting?
     
  2. definitive macrumors 68000

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    it will be fine for those games, though you might consider getting the 4850 radeon upgrade. that's where the deciding factor come in.
     
  3. Iglio thread starter macrumors regular

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    What do you mean by that?
     
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    The graphics card.
    The standard 2.93GHz iMac has the GT120 card, which can be upgraded to the HD4850 for 200$.

    As the HD4850 is considered the better graphics card, you might consider upgrading.

    Also have a look at MRoogle results:
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  5. arcadeforest macrumors member

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    It's not so much the processor speeds in todays iMac line (really just about any new computer) thats the limiting factor for performance its the video card. You want to maximize your video card for the best result. As far as the iMac line and the video cards others on this board are more qualified to give you an answer there as I'm not too familiar with them.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Money well spent if you are gaming, IMO.
     
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    I know its probably been posted on here somewhere but how did apple take care of the freezing issue they had with the 4850?
     
  9. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Without the better graphics card? I want to buy the 2.9 but just the standard version. Only game I will be playing on it is Sims 3 :D
     
  10. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    I have the GT 120. It's not the smoothest thing ever, but it's not unplayable.
     
  11. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I"m playing it on a mid 08 20" which I don't think has the best graphics card in it? Seems to run pretty reasonably
     
  12. redraidermacman macrumors regular

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    online applestore imac 3.06 with the gt 130 for 1849 i think, comes with the same one year warranty. and you can still get applecare, they also have the 3.06 with the 8800gs which is about the same as the gt130 for 1599 and thats the one i got, plays almost everything great except crysis on high...
     
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  14. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Firmware update.
     

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