Mac game to push my new system

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Jbgloss, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Jbgloss macrumors member

    Jbgloss

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    Hello!

    Looking for a game to push my new six core 3.33 Mac pro - I have 2 acd's 16gb ram - ready to roll. This is my work station but I have to game on it :) Been a long time since I have really gamed though I did play some Dragons Age on my Mac Book Pro...

    Any ideas on some Mac games that would really use the capabilities of this machine would be great :)

    Thank u!!
     
  2. W1MRK macrumors 6502

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    Well I am new to mac gaming also but I would say Starcraft at Max Settings and full skirmish or campaign would be a nice option.

    Now if your running bootcamp I would say go out and pick up Crysis 2 and go hog wild.

    I am sure others have many more ideas than that but thats what comes to mind.

    Mike



     
  3. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    The cores don't matter as much as the gpu. What gpu do you have? 5770? That's alright.

    Crysis is always good. Windows though. For the Mac, I think SC2 would be a good one for your rig as that is more cpu dependent than a fps.

    But my $450 pc gaming rig with a 460 gtx will be faster than your Mac Pro in games.

    Mac Pro ain't a games machine.

    Now sure if you add a faster gpu then you're talking. But Mac Pro is mainly a professional workstation or server.

    btw, also matters the resolution you are gaming in. That card is a bottleneck at 1920x1080+ resolutions. But at lower resolutions it won't be and your cpu power will help it be quite fast.
     
  4. Jbgloss thread starter macrumors member

    Jbgloss

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I am using the 5770 with 2 ACD's and it is a work horse. I used to game all the time on the PC and like you said with heavy graphics cards. This is the work machine but want to play a little :)

    Thank you very much for the suggestions. I think I will try Starcraft 2 and Crysis and see how they works out.

    Thank You for the help!!!
     
  5. TheGingerNinja macrumors member

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    I am running Shogun 2 Total War on ultra on my 15" high end mbp without any hiccups, so if you have bootcamp and strategy games take your fancy, I stongly recommend it: a brilliant game! :)
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    You could always stick another cheaper PC 5770 gpu in there specifically for windows gaming and crossfire the PC and apple branded gpu's for some really kick ass gpu power.
     

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