Is 2011 MBA powerful enough to play games?

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

  1. slapple macrumors 6502

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

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    "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

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

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums...rmance-Adjustment-Tool-for-Core-2-Core-i-CPUs

    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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