New MBA Graphics Performance - Low setting gaming?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by 007bond, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. 007bond macrumors 6502a

    007bond

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    Would the new MBA be able to run PC Games at Low-Mid settings? I'm talking about games like Portal 2 and Battlefield 3. I'm really interested in the 13" Air because of the Pro's lower screen resolution. Thanks :)
     
  2. snapper64 macrumors regular

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    Portal 2 - absolutely. That's actually one the games Apple mentions when comparing the performance to the older model MBA on http://www.apple.com/macbookair/performance.html.

    As for Battlefield 3, this is a much more demanding game. I'd imagine low settings would be the only playable mode.
     
  3. 007bond thread starter macrumors 6502a

    007bond

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    Well, gaming isn't a high priority for me as I have all 3 major consoles. What about video rendering? I do some minor editing in Final Cut Pro X and iMovie. Will that be terribly slow?
     

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