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dOjOb

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:)Hi you guys....my first time asking....A newbie..:)

I am going to buy a Mac Pro that is due out pretty soon. Either the 12 cores or 16 cores... My question is ..is it really ok to play PC game on a Mac Pro.....
I am not a hardcore gamer..just play games now and then.... Decided to get a Mac Pro because of job related/projects... Mainly digital imaging/ videos / rendering and stuff..... This is going to be my first Mac ever.....Decided to switch to Mac from PC.....

So far the games that I have are
1. Arkham Asylum GOTY
2. Arkham City PCCE
3. Skyrim PCCE
4. Witcher2 PCCE
5. Mass Effect
6. Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition
Thanks for reading and answering.
>:)
 
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Wardenski

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Jan 22, 2012
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My 2008 Mac Pro still plays any game more or less at max settings (1920x1200) including Crysis although I did buy a PC 5870 before the Mac version came out. This is with Windows 7 64bit Home Premium. I also use a PCIe soundblaster to get 5.1 out of games.

A new Mac Pro with a 7970 should last at least as long as mine since most big games are console ports these days so they are not pushing as much as they used to IMO.
 
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ReallyRedCobra

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I game on my Mac Pro 1,1 with Windows 7 (64bit), and a 5770. It handles most new games just fine. Some settings i need to turn down but as long as I stay over 30 fps i'm happy.
 
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Huntn

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:I am going to buy a Mac Pro that is due out pretty soon. Either the 12 cores or 16 cores... My question is ..is it really ok to play PC game on a Mac Pro.....

If I can happily play PC games via W7 on my 2011 MBP, you can absolutely play them on your MacPro. Have fun and welcome to the MR forums! :)
 
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goMac

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Games on a Mac Pro play exactly the same as a normal PC. Just be sure to use Boot Camp.
 
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dOjOb

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Mar 4, 2012
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:D:):D Wow! Thanks you guys!:D:):D
Really appreciate all the help. Certainly makes me feel :D:D:D that I am going to be able to play my PC games on the mac Pro.

And.... like I said...this is going to be my first ever Mac Pro...so I guess you guys are going to see alot of me here as I am def sure that I will have lots and lots of questions about "The Big Mac"..... heeee heeee..... guess that is what I am going to call my new Machine when I get it.....:)

Again...thanks!

>;-)
 
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cluthz

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Jun 15, 2004
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It mostly depends on the gfx you choose.
The 5770 is decent, but a 5870 will give 50%+ better performance in games.
As other suggest you could get a card for windows only and get more performance for money.
 
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David085

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Enjoy your New Mac Pro and gaming on it once you get it, Welcome to Macrumors :D
 
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dOjOb

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Mar 4, 2012
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:)Again...Thank You for reading and answering. Appreciate it much.:)
 
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ndonnine

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I've played TF2, D3 Beta, BF3 on my mbp.... And BF3/ D3 are more demanding than the games you listed.

Enjoy! I loaded windows with bootcamp and it runs smooth as HOT BUTTER :) or a nice whiskey.
 
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nickwills

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I have never played games on mac pro. But i am play games for window 7 i like because easy to play and control. Gta vice city,san andreas,fifa 08,call of duty may favorite games. I hope mac pro runs at max settings in window 7.
 
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dOjOb

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Mar 4, 2012
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Mac Pro When?................

Hey you guys.......
With so many new chips comin' out...all those Sandy Bridge/Ivy Sandy Bridge.. when do you guys think the Mac Pro is going to be release?. I'm just so excited! Can't wait to get the Mac Pro. Soon I hope.

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the8thark

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I've played TF2, D3 Beta, BF3 on my mbp.... And BF3/ D3 are more demanding than the games you listed.

Enjoy! I loaded windows with bootcamp and it runs smooth as HOT BUTTER :) or a nice whiskey.

I can't disagree with you more about the D3 beta. The D3 beta does not tax my computer at all. And I'm on a 2012 iMac. A Mac Pro with a decent gpu will just ace it and play it very well.
 
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