New iMac - worth upgrading video memory for PC games?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ascender, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. ascender macrumors 68020

    Dec 8, 2005
    Can't seem to find an answer to this on the forum so thought I'd ask. I'm looking to get an iMac in the next couple of weeks and one of the reasons I'll be using Boot Camp is to play the odd PC game. I'm thinking Half Life 2 and Pro Evo Soccer at the moment as I play those quite a bit just now.

    Anyway, I notice that you can upgrade the Radeon's memory from 128 to 256Mb and I was wondering if this is worth doing - i.e. will I actually see a difference in the performance of XP and games in general?


  2. iCeQuBe macrumors regular

    May 19, 2005
    I did exactly that when I ordered my iMac. I got the 256 Meg video option. I did it just so that games would run better. It may not make a huge difference now but in a year or two I am guessing it will make a bigger difference.

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