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Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Chad H, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Chad H macrumors 6502a

    Chad H

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    #1
    Hey guys,
    I've had my Mac Pro for about 3 weeks now. Below are the specs for it. I thought about gaming a little on it. I would love to play COD 4 "Mac" version. I am wondering with my specs if this would run well or do I need to get xp and run it under bootcamp? By well I mean very well. To my machines best.

    Mac Pro
    3.0 Ghz 8 Core
    8GB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
    320GB HD(Main)
    1TB HD(iTunes Library)
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    It'll run a little faster in Windows but you're fine under OS X.
     
  3. Chad H thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Chad H

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    Okay, thanks I didn't mean to beat a dead horse but I noticed alot of the thread were associated with MacBook Pro's. I would rather run it under OSX.
     
  4. wheelhot macrumors 68020

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    Wow, those specs are super good, Im sure COD4 would be able to run on max settings. I wonder, how does Crysis perform on a MacPro specced like yours? 8 cores, 8800 GT and 8GB Ram, that should be more then enough to run Crysis at max settings right?
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    There's a little bit more overhead running the OS X version but it'll run fine.

    I take it you're not knowledgeable on video cards and Crysis.

    You're looking at SLI GTX280 or Crossfire 4870 for that.
     
  6. Chad H thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Chad H

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    I have no idea. I bought it as a refurb(which we all know doesn't matter) and added 6GB of RAM from OWC. I can tell you this thing is a beast. I do some mild HD video editing and its amazing. This thing will also handbrake a dvd in no time. I am flying through my DVD collection.
     

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