iMac (Mid 2007) Benchmarks - Half-Life 2: Lost Coast

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  1. Haoshiro macrumors 68000

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    I'll have more tests later, but this should give a basic idea of the performance of these new iMacs for gaming.

    Systems:

    Benchmarks:
    1. Default - 1024x768, All Settings "High", HDR Enabled, No AA, No AF, Trilinear filtering
    2. High Resolution - Increased resolution to 1680x1050

    Results:
    • iMac (Mid 2007)
      1. 122 FPS
      2. 77 FPS
    • iMac (Early 2006)
      1. 78 FPS
      2. 44 FPS

    Note the new iMac has half as much RAM and is still a good 37-43%
     
  2. TheSilencer macrumors regular

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    Thanks!

    Well, not that bad at all. OK, HL2 Lost Coast is old. Can you please test with 2xFSAA + 2xAdaptive AA and 8xAF?
     
  3. Haoshiro thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just tested all settings max, 1680x1050, 6xMSAA*, 16X AF (highest possible settings)

    Benchmarked at 49 FPS

    * I think there is something wrong with the 6xMSAA setting, it did not look anti-aliased and 2x performs worse, I think the 6x setting was working as No AA.

    1680x1050, 2xMSAA, 16xAF = 33 FPS
    1280x1024, 4xMSAA, 8xAF = 38 FPS
     
  4. Neanderphil macrumors member

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    Very nice indeed. you should try using ATI tool to bump the clock speed up to the "actual" frequencies, 700 clock 750 memory and see what you get then :D

    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2151751,00.asp

    Comparing with this article it really does blow the 2600 Pro out of the water, which only achieves 38 frames at 1280 x 1024 4xAA 8xAF
     
  5. simoncoul macrumors member

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    Are these the results from the stress test or from in game stuff? I know all the half-life stuff the stress test is always higher then in game performance?
     
  6. Haoshiro thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's the stress test.

    I'll be setting up some other benchmark tools to ensure I get consistent results across all systems.
     
  7. TheSilencer macrumors regular

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    Thanks again for the benchmark results!

    Can you bench CnC3 (PC) demo or full version using FRAPS? Late game please, with full equiped base and superweapons.
     
  8. simoncoul macrumors member

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    Also do you have Count Strike Source, just woundering since u have lost coast? If so could u post some results of that. If you do type in the console net_graph 1, to give the in game results while playing online.

    Thanks
     
  9. gloss macrumors 601

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    Considering that Lost Coast is more demanding than CS: Source, that's encouraging. I'd probably be happy as a clam, considering I play without HDR, AA, or Anisotropic Filtering.
     
  10. fblack macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like its a 2600XT...

    Just in case any one has missed it adom in the 2600XT thread in apple hardware seems to have discovered that the 2600pro in the iMac is actually and underclocked 2600XT. This is great news. He also ran a Half-Life benchmark and got 115FPS which is in line with Haoshiro's first test score.

     
  11. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Whoa, them new iMacs do like HL2! I still only play that, so it's good to know when I upgrade I'll be pumping out needlessly high FPS figures!
     
  12. VortexOfPain macrumors member

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    Just FYI, new ATI drivers were released *yesterday* that is supposed to better support these new cards. If you could, please let us know if these new drivers change performance much...

    http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html
     
  13. adom macrumors 6502

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    yeah, CS, HL2 and all of that source package run really nice on these new imacs. Even with my stock 20" 2.4, its really fun to play.

    I was going to do the whole 3dMark thing, but i never got round to it. Had a bit of a car accident and my back has been hurting since lol, so i didnt feel like sitting at this desk.

    sweet machines tho, I'de reccomend one to anyone!

    Just need to sell my G5 iSight imac now!

    Edit: Ill check out those drivers tonight. thanks for the heads up
     
  14. jhero macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering if there is benchmarks of HL2/CSS with 2400xt imac? Thanks
     

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