iMac gaming benchmarks

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Vidd, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. Vidd macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Although some experiences have been described in a few threads, I was wondering how the new iMacs fared when it comes to gaming.
    Irrespective of the XT/Pro debate how well do these machines do?

    Even subjective replies would do as I'm wondering exactly how the two 20" models compare. I've got a copy of BioShock waiting for a computer to play it on. :)
  2. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005

    Although, last time I checked they didn't have the low-end iMac benchmarks, i'm sure they will post some benchmarks when time comes.
  3. Haoshiro macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2006
    USA, KS
    BioShock runs fine on Med 1024x768 settings on the new 20" iMac with HD 2600

    I recently tested the Window version of Quake 4 Multiplayer and got an average of 60FPS with High Settings, Multi-core processor support enabled, at 1680x1050.
  4. Igameonmac macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2007
    Barefeats just posted upgraded Vista benchmarks on the 2.8 ghz Imac, and they are a tad better when running 1920x1200 than on XP. Just shows its a driver issue the cards have currently, both in XP and especially in OSX gaming.

    cough - Quake 4 at 120+ fps on high settings, at 1920x1200 is quite ok for decent gaming.

    WoW is a steady 80 fps at same resolution and detail level in OSX...
  5. Vidd thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Well barefeats updated and it looks as if there's a fair amount of difference between the two models.
    Looks as if the higher 20" is a better buy.

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