Imacs and gaming

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by ROGERWILCO357, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. ROGERWILCO357 macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2009
    Does the Imac play games without issues ? How well does it handle the graphics intense games?
  2. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Depends on the iMac.
    The top-end 27" runs games like a dream.
  3. Hibernia macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2011
    My 2011 entry lvl 21" handles games ok , albeit older MMO's like City of Heroes and WoW.
    Downloaded a trial for Rift , a newer MMO which i'm running on bootcamp again with no problems on medium to high settings.

    Suppose it depends on the games your after. One thing i do notice it when game playing it heats up real quick to such a heat i can't really touch the top of the machine :) , i've been told this is ok and usual but i do get worried now and then.
  4. dr Dunkel macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2008
    #4 also heavily depends on your demands. What some people would regard as "runs like a dream", others would say "yeah, a nightmare".

    The top end 27" would, obviously, run contemporary games the best but if it is good enough is up to you - it is by no means slow but it is far from optimal for gaming.
  5. bungiefan89 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2011
    This is true. As a proud owner of the highest end 2011 iMac 27", I can testify that once you install Windows 7, this thing plays all my games at max or near-max graphics settings at very respectable frame rates.

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