is imac 5k is good for gaming ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by azar@innocent, Jan 26, 2016.

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all kinds of games can be installed in imac 5k?

  1. yes

    66.7%
  2. no

    33.3%
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  1. azar@innocent macrumors newbie

    azar@innocent

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    is imac 5k is good for gaming ? and any games can be installed ?
     
  2. Koudspeel macrumors regular

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    Yes you can install any game on the iMac 5K under Bootcamp. But I think the thing you're after is how well it runs certain games, right? It's best to check a few threads in this forum on this subject and Google/Youtube on 'Gaming performance iMac 5K'.

    In general the iMac 5K is very capable of gaming once you BTO it to AMD Radeon R9 M395X. Just don't expect to fully max out games with the native resolution. Many people scale it down to 2560x1440 when gaming.

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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  4. maflynn Moderator

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    You can install any game that is on OS X, and it may or may no run too well.

    Your question is a bit too general and lacks specifics that will help direct a discussion.
     
  5. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a

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    Categorically not a good PC for gaming. The GPU isn't even as strong as a 7950 and that came out over 3.5 years ago and can currently be bought for about £80
     
  6. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    Eh? The R9 280X is a better card than the 7959. And the M395X in the iMac is a rebadged R9 380X
     
  7. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    That happens to share a single heatsink and fan with a CPU which makes it thermal throttle even with the fan at full.
     

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