iMac and WOW

Discussion in 'iMac' started by slipper, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    Trying to convince my friend to buy a Mac since his PC crashed. His biggest requirement is that it plays World of Warcraft. Will the built in GeForce 9400M GPU be sufficient?
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    It will.... but if all he cares about is WoW, he'll get better FPS running Windows, not to mention pay about 1/2 as much for the computer.
     
  3. The Hammer macrumors regular

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    I've been told it won't play it very well. Try searching iMac gaming.
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Sure it will. I have it set to med/high settings on my MacBook Pro and works more than well. Running anywhere from 50-60+ fps of course depending where you are, obviously fps is going to suffer with a crowded area even with a PC gaming rig.
     
  5. SoLibertyDies macrumors regular

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    I've played for a while on my iMac, I have the 8800GS, played with all settings on high while running a second monitor and had nothing but positive experiences. Crisper video than my friend's homebuilt PC.

    I wouldn't worry about having problems with WoW on any iMac.
     
  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Also, if WoW is THAT important to your friend and he's considering a Mac, WoW supposedly runs even better in Windows (through Boot Camp) than it does on a Mac so it's a win-win regardless.
     
  7. Tymbo macrumors regular

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    Ask your buddy if he'd like his screen to look like this with Ultra settings and 8x multisampling at 132 FPS (in an empty Ironforge) would be 30+ fps in Dalaran.

    if he says yes and has the cash, tell him 4850 is the way to go. however, many that have been shipped have been freezing, so you/he might want to wait a week.
     

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  8. LagunaSol macrumors 601

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    It sounded like his biggest requirement is WoW, not his only requirement.

    Get him on a Mac and he'll find out that computers are actually good for WoW and other things too. ;)
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I have two friends playing WoW with GeForce 6000 series, 512mb RAM ~2GHz single core processor. They're happy with even while it runs WoW less than 30FPS.
     
  10. maverick72 macrumors member

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    +1 for the imac with ati 4850

    That Ultra setting is so incredible.
     

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