Mid 2011 iMac and games

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Dr. McKay, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Dr. McKay macrumors 6502a

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    I've come across a rather good deal for a used mid 2011 27" iMac.
    These are the specs :
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...inch-aluminum-mid-2011-thunderbolt-specs.html

    I now have a 24" early 2.8 C2D iMac with ATI Radeon HD 2600Pro graphics. It goes without saying that the Radeon HD 6770M in the 27" iMac thrashes my 2600. However, as this is a 27" iMac, I would be playing games at a much higer resolution (2560x1440 vs 1920x1200 on my current iMac).
    So how good is it at native res ?
     
  2. ccontreras macrumors member

    ccontreras

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    excuse my English.
    I own the iMac 27 "Mid 2011 3.1 Ghz 16Gb ram.

    these images the kick playing Battlefield 3 on Windows 7 using Bootcamp
    2560x1440 in High, Ultra settings (not recommended) supported not quite right, but if it supports 1080x1920 very well. No lags.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/562913/ScreenshotWin32-0001.jpg
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/562913/ScreenshotWin32-0002.jpg
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/562913/ScreenshotWin32-0003.jpg

    *as advice not to play for long periods, become very hot
     
  3. Dr. McKay thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've actually found that it kind a sucks as a gaming machine...
     
  4. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    What games do you play?

    I'm not much of a gamer anymore but do dabble in CSGO, CSS, HL2, TF2, Left for dead 2 and I can play at native using high settings...
     
  5. symber macrumors member

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    I've got the 2011 3.4GHz i7, which runs games pretty decently. But can't speak for the slightly lower spec you're looking at. How much is it going for?
     

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