Is 2011 MBA powerful enough to play games?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by slapple, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. slapple macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
    Is the 2011 MacBook Air powerful enough to play games, like the XCOM games?
  2. marioman38 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2006
    Elk Grove, CA
    "The following graphics cards require 8GB of system RAM: Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 9400 and NVIDIA 320M."

    Looks like it needs 8GB system RAM...
  3. yangchewren macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2012
    Something else to add: If you game on bootcamp, using throttlestop is a good way to stop stuttering and keep frame rates stable.

    Even if you do manage to get past the 8GB minimum requirement highlighted by the earlier poster, I believe the HD 3000 is too weak to play the game at low settings with reasonable frame rates as highlighted by the responses found on other forums with a google search "xcom macbook air".

    Unless you've be talking about the 90s version of xcom.:cool:

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