Quality of Games When Using Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by RMD68, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. RMD68 macrumors 6502

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    I recently ordered a new fully loaded iMac, and I am waiting for it's arrival which should be early next week. I plan to dual boot my iMac and run windows 7 (64 bit).

    Will the quality of the games be compromised in windows mode when compared to running a game on a comparably specced native PC? In other words, if I had ran a game such as RIFT online on a fully equipped iMac and a equally powerful PC, will the quality be the same (speed, graphics, audio, etc.)?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    installing Windows directly (not in a virtual machine) will basically make it a PC when you boot into Windows, so it will be just like any other Windows PC. Make sure you have updated GPU drivers and it should run just like a similarly specced PC sold with Windows already on it.
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Only (IIRC) two games run better on OSX than Windows. So generally speaking you'll be able to play at higher settings or get a higher framerate.
     
  4. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    No, on a spec for spec (hardware, software, drivers) same machine there is no possibility of this happening. How could there be?
     

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