mac pro and crysis

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dchen720, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. dchen720 macrumors member

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    just wondering,
    how many fps can a "very buffed up" mac pro get when playing crysis?

    buffed up means, 8-core, 16 gig ram, dual gpu,, etc....
     
  2. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    I would of thought an FPS increase would largely depend on the graphics card you've chosen. I doubt the extra RAM would do much and SLI/XFire isn't natively supported on the Mac side...
     
  3. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    Try downloading the Demo, that will give you a good indication of whether this game is for you.

    As for me I managed to play Crysis on my Mac Pro at around 20 fps. Doesn't sound good but that was with everything set on high, sometimes I had to shift into medium near the end of the game but it was all good.

    The specs for my Pro are as followed:

    Quad 2.66GHz Xeon
    2GB Ram
    GeForce 8800GT 512MB

    I'm sure you would be able to best that with the buffed up specs. :cool:
     
  4. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    I think to get respectable frame rates on crysis you really need two graphics cards. CPU wise on the Mac Pro it has plenty of power.

    However one thing I heard about the Mac Pro is that the FB ram may slow down gameplay. Not so sure about that....
     
  5. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    I've also heard about this before, however after playing the game I am yet to see where a slow down was caused due to the memory being slow.
     
  6. ungraphic macrumors 6502a

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    Bollocks.

    Why would you mention the mac side if the game isnt supported on OS X?

    Crossfire is fully supported via windows, and SLI is only supported on the 7300GT video cards, which arent even an option for crysis.

    The most FPS one will be able to get with crysis is with two ATI Radeon HD3870s which are compatible with both mac and windows and then crossfiring them in windows, which would give pretty decent results at 1680x1050 resolution.
     
  7. ungraphic macrumors 6502a

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    Fully Buffered ram is slower, about 5%. Anandtech did a review about this when testing games in windows on the mac pros.
     
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