I want to upgrade my MacPro for Starcraft 2 and other games

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by junkman23, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. junkman23 macrumors newbie

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    so my mac pro has:

    2 x 3 ghz dual-core intel xeon

    2gb of 667 ddr2 ram

    and a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512mb.

    And it runs games okay.

    I know i should upgrade to 4gb of ram but i also wanted to know if there's a better video card to get for the mac side..

    OR

    since i'm running boot camp can i get a windows video card and install it on my mac but only use that card when i'm windows mode and just play games when im in windows? is that even possible?

    thoughts?
     
  2. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

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  3. Jake381 macrumors member

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    Not sure, but i'm fairly certain that starcraft 2 discs include both the mac and windows software (at least the amazon copies said so).

    Starcraft 2 Beta ran perfectly on my Macbook (2.4Ghz core 2duo, 4 gig ram, 9400M GPU) but only ran at slightly above minimum settings.

    I'd say just pump up your ram and you should be ready to go on the 27th :)
     
  4. Plutonius macrumors 603

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  5. Aljovido macrumors member

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    4GB+ RAM for sure. I could be wrong but I don't think an SSD would help improve any aspect of gaming performance.

    I have the same video card, and it allows me to run SC2 on at least High for settings which rely on the GPU. 512MB VRAM isn't very high at all anymore, but I don't think upgrading to the GeForce GTX 285 would give enough of a performance boost to justify the much larger price cost. I personally am waiting to see what the next round of Mac Pros use as their 'high end' GPU before I upgrade (which I really want to do for FFXIV).
     

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