Is mid-level MacBook efficient enough to run WoW and Counter Strike: Source?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cdhfootball, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. cdhfootball macrumors member

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    i want to get a 1299 macbook and wanted to know if world of warcraft and counter strike would run well with the computer
     
  2. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Yes. WoW, the settings [may] have to be turned down just a little. I don't know exactly how low, as I don't play, but Guild Wars is a very very similar game and runs pretty much perfectly on my late 2007 entry-level Macbook on the highest settings. Counter Strike Source will also not be any problem.

    Edit: On second thought, WoW only requires 32MB Gfx cards that are pretty old and is a pretty low-specced game. You shouldn't have any problems at all.
     
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  4. cdhfootball thread starter macrumors member

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    what i really want to play on it is the upcoming Diablo 3. do you think itll run smoothly?
     
  5. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    There's no telling, as they haven't released the specs, yet. I'm going to place my wager on:

    Smoothly? Probably not.

    Playable? A somewhat-likely maybe.

    Unplayable? Probably not, but possible.

    Macbooks generally have a hard time keeping up with modern games, but, depending on how graphically intensive it is, they may be able to play it.

    A macbook Pro would be able to for sure.
     
  6. cdhfootball thread starter macrumors member

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    the graphics look very very similar to WoW and blizzard has said its Mac compatible
     
  7. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    I have a first-gen MacBook. CS:S plays terribly. The older CS plays fine though. Do the newer MacBooks have a GPU that can actually play CS:S now?
     
  8. cdhfootball thread starter macrumors member

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    ziggy pasterious said it ran on his macbook so im assuming yes
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    System requirement of D3 hasn't been announced yet. Blizzard generally produce high quality games with relatively low system requirement.

    That being said. I don't know if X3100 will run it smoothly.
     

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