Macbook Air Running Diablo III, check it out

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Razzz, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Razzz, Sep 22, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011

    Razzz macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2011
    so i ran into this link, thought it would be cool to share since I'm planning to use my macbook air for d3 until i get a pro ( 2012 I've bridge hopefully With good GPU )

    I know the video doesn't show much but it has potential. Anyone else gonna try their luck with d3 on the mba?
    Diablo 3 = 12GB d/l at least.

    Also, anyone think that the 2010 mba would run Diablo III better than the 2011 HD3000 version? possibly or does the i7 kind of counter act it
  2. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    The 2010 will run it better. Even if the 2011 had a quad-core 5ghz i7, thanks to the HD3000 it would still get a low fps.
  3. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004

    If Diablo 3 is based on same technology as SC2, then the 2011 would be faster.
    StarCraft2 is very much CPU dependent, Diablo 3 might be the same?

    Anyways, the MBA isn't good for anything (in terms of gaming), except very casual gaming.
  4. Oppressed macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    Both will run it fine. More than likely the 2010 will give a few extra FPS.

    Good stuff.
  5. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2011
    Lol they're having a Mac vs PC war in their comments. Jesus Christ since people need to get lives.
  6. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
  7. Astrofox macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011
  8. Sackvillenb macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2011
    Canada! \m/
  9. LordVic macrumors 601

    Sep 7, 2011
    I'm not worried about D3 running on Mac's though.

    Blizzard has always had a history of supporting the platform. I'm pretty sure since Warcraft 2 every blizzard game has been Mac compatible.

    spec wise, yes, the Air's might be pushing it on the requirements front. but if it runs, awesome
  10. Oppressed macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    Actually the MBA's specs are leaning towards the "recommended" side of the require specs then the "minimum" side.
  11. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    I signed up for the beta and my profile has my 2010 MBA 1.4ghz/4gb/128gb so if I ever get invited ill let you guys know how that works out :)

    also, I plan to run it on my bootcamp win7 partition as I notice WoW lags more on OSX than win7.
  12. Brandon0448 macrumors 6502


    Aug 2, 2011
    Anchorage, Alaska
    I do believe you have no idea what your talking about. If the Air had a processor like that the HD3000 would be a beast. Intel HD graphics just used the CPU as a GPU instead of having its own card to do the work on. Thats why the CPU in the new air gets sooo hot when doing graphics intense applications.
  13. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    How do you figure?

    If you mean "casual" in terms of amount of time spent playing, then what you are saying does not make sense. Play style or frequency doesn't equate to hardware.

    In other words, if someone were to install a game where the specs are very minimal and that of the MBA far exceed it, and then play it every day for x number of hours per day, that's not "very casual," it's "very often."
  14. jsolares macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2011
    Land of eternal Spring
    The one with no idea what they're talking about is unfortunately you.

    The CPU gets hot because the GPU is in the same chip, it's about 35~40% of the chip die if i'm not mistaken, the GPU has nothing to do with the CPU except sharing cache and using the same memory bus.

    Another reason the CPU gets hot under heavy GPU usage is because the GPU also turbo boosts.
  15. Northwestern macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2011
    This video makes me happy. I ordered a MBA i7 last week. So I will be able to run D3 on low settings. Great news! When is the release, around Xmas?
  16. JR1993 macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2011
    Modern Combat: Domination runs perfectly on mine!
  17. Oppressed macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    "Early 2012"
  18. contacted macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2010
    but if my Windows Desktop is my main gaming rig, does that mean i have tp purchase the game twice to play in on my Mac?
  19. Nioxic macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2011
    i was expecting it to run d3.. but its awesome to have 100% confirmation. :)

    Thanks for this :)

    Gonna be nice to have D3 with me whereever i go :D
  20. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2010
    No, whenever you buy a blizzard game and register it on you can download it on any computer.
  21. Acorn macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
    I dont see no video. just a screenshot of his mac about box on his desktop. where is the video. did they take it down.
  22. LordJim macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2011
    I could only view it in Safari. I have that click2flash extension on Chrome which may have been causing me problems.
  23. contacted macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2010
    That's cool, thanks~!!
  24. Razzz thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2011

    As long as your connected to wi-fi, Diablo 3 is online only for security reasons :D, and ya you can download it as many times as you like but you have to have a legit account register to D3 via registration code per D3 purchase

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