Running Civilization 5

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by GreyMatter22, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. GreyMatter22 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2014
    Hey guys, just ordered my MBA with standard settings (128 SSD; 4 GB RAM) and was wondering how Civilization 5 runs on the standard configuration.

    I would have gone with the 8 GB RAM upgrade, but I am getting a good deal with Best Buy for $999 instead of the usual $1099. (-$50 for student)

    Should I go ahead and get the 8gig for an additional $150?

    My priorities are student work, surfing the web on multiple tabs, YouTube, Netflix, lots of torrents, streaming soccer matches, and running strictly one or two games only like Civilization 5.
  2. Cooee! macrumors member


    Feb 16, 2014
    getting 8 gb ram is recommended if you will run those apps at the same time., although I'll recommend the 256 ssd more.

    Civ 5 runs fine on the 2013 macbook air on default settings. fans spin heavily, of course. But the experience is great, although you will wait for a little bit for computer's turns later in the game,starting about 250th or 300th+ turn. (Standard Game Speed)

    You might also want to consider the 13" rmbp.

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