Size of Windows parition, if just for games.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Shivetya, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    Looking at a new iMac but I am going back and forth between the 1tb Fusion or a 512SSD. I do not keep video content on my iMac, mostly stream and 99% of that to the TV.

    However I do game on the iMac and many games are windows only, I was trying to size the Windows partition, for the few games I have how well does Windows 7 do with 128g?

    Fusion drives have no benefits for the Windows install, is that correct?
     
  2. Siggen macrumors 6502

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    I do not know about the effect of fusion drives in Boot Camp, but I suspect they might give you good speeds, as similar setups works for windows.

    I would choose the 1TB fusion drive option. While SSD are a bit better, the 1TB space of Fusion drive is far superior in my opinion.
    I personally on my MBP (old) run OS X on an SSD and windows on a HDD. I am perfectly content that the Windows drive does not benifit from the SSD's speed.

    I also have almost 1TB of space in my Macbook.

    I have 200GB partitioned for Windows, because AAA games today take between 1GB and 30 GB each. Also the Cinematic Mod for Half Life 2 takes like 60GB just by it self.
     
  3. Shivetya thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you, my guesstimates for disk requirements of Windows games has been way off. I only keep it around for the few games I cannot play in OS X and I imagine future games will only get bigger
     
  4. Siggen macrumors 6502

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    Some indie games range from (today sadly) no less than 30mb to an astounding several gigabytes of data.
    However as I said tripple A games can reach tens of GB. Its sad really :p But hey we want graphics fidelity and large games right? :)
     

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