Well I'm only using the 320m on the 13", but I've been able to play Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, Half Life 2, Team Fortress and Portal so far. Oh, Vendetta Online also plays very smoothly too.What games do run good on OS X using the 330M?
Well I'm only using the 320m on the 13", but I've been able to play Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, Half Life 2, Team Fortress and Portal so far. Oh, Vendetta Online also plays very smoothly too.
These games are all playable in OS X. Of course, if you are overly concerned about the highest possible framerates, you will have to install Windows but for me the test has always been about response times - does the game feel laggy? etc. For the above titles I haven't had any issues with game lag, so it's been fine for me. I would expect that using the 330m (with dedicated memory) would only produce faster results.
I guess the real question would be: What games aren't playable at all with the 330m?
Yes the 330M is loads faster than the X1600. I can tell just from use because my last iMac had the X1600 and the 330M was a huge improvement.The only game I play is WoW. And it runs very smoothly, even on maximum settings, on my Late 2006 MBP (C2D 2.33 Ghz) which has ATI X1600 graphics chip. Even newer games like Portal and Counter Strike run great and very smoothly. I would imagine that the newer 330 graphics chip is even faster still than my X1600.
Nope. it's all good. If you bought a game on steam, it's good for PC and MacOS. SO for example I can install TF2 on OS X and also install it on my Win7 partition so I can compare performance. The only catch is you can only have one active login at a time. (ie. can't log in on 2 computers with same ID)Ok nice. I have those games, unless it requires a special Mac license
Seriously, don't even bother gaming on OS X, bootcamp yourself a Win 7 installation and you will save yourself a lot of disappointment. I wouldn't play a game on OS X unless it was literally 5+ years old, and I'm not even exaggerating.But I want to game in OS X
So starcraft 2 is out of the question as of now, the rest of the games runs very good on medium/high details?
A) 330m is not entry. It'd higher end of mid range. 310m, now THAT'S ENTRY!The 330m GT is a entry level discrete solution. I have always found it kind of odd why apple puts entry level chips on their "pro" product. With Steam now on mac and more and more gaming coming to the Mac in the future, one would hope that Apple finally gets serious about graphics on their "pro" models.
I don't really want to have to buy a PC next summer. I like my battery life longer than 3 hours lol.
Just look around at the number of threads about starcraft 2 and steam alone, and this is from people who have bought a MBP anyway, imagine how many people in the world are holding out on Apple products because of the GPU. A lot, trust me.A) 330m is not entry. It'd higher end of mid range. 310m, now THAT'S ENTRY!
B) Why would high 3d performance have anything to do with being "pro"? When it comes to photo and audio work gpu does nothing. And people that do 3d work would want a mac pro anyways.
C) Apple is updating graphics drivers for boosted performance soon.