Skyrim on maxed 13" 2010 MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Salguodnz, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Salguodnz macrumors newbie

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    Under dual boot, is this possible at playable frames?
    If so, at what settings?
     
  2. Chubbysumo macrumors newbie

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    its just above the minimum requirements, and as far as the GPU goes, below it, so it probably wouldn't run too well, even at low settings. You would probably have better luck asking in a bethesda or steam forum for more accurate answers.
     
  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    I have a mid grade 11" MBA and Skyrim runs great at 1280x720, high texture and medium everything else. All reflections on, AA off. I've clocked 114 hours so far. The i7 13" should run even better! It seems to have issues running on 64bit windows....32bit runs great tho.
     
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Mmmm... I don't think so, sorry :( Skyrim is an intensive game, and the MacBook Air is relatively light in the graphics department.
     
  5. antonis macrumors 68000

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    You'll find many videos in youtube proving that it is absolutely playable in low settings. And it actually looks great.
     
  6. Icebreaker117 macrumors newbie

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    i Have a 2010 11inch Macbook air, 100gb for OSX and 20gb for windows 7 64 bit, with my steam folder on an external HDD (as the game files are huge and space is limited).
    The air i have is the base 1.4Ghz intel core 2 Duo with 2gb RAM, 128GB SSD and i can happily say it runs Skyrim fine on low settings, occasional lag if there is anything really heavy on screen, but normally fine.
    I have had this Air for sometime now and is still amazes me at what it can handle. I have Team Fortress 2 running smoothly at medium settings, high textures, Red Alert 3, Resident Evil 5 runs at a smooth 30FPS, dungeon defenders runs really well on high settings (resolution 1366 x768, Vsync on)
    Modern warfare 2 multiplayer is smooth, Bioshock, Assasins creed Brotherhood (playable but can lag badly for a few seconds here and there)... the list goes on. Wouldnt swap it for the new one at all....

    You will be more than fine on your macbook Air, lets not forget that most games do not utilise all the RAM you have, Skyrim was locked out at 2gb (as are a lot of games) when it was released... dont believe me? Google it!

    Have fun
     
  7. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    WTF, why do people always feel the need to chime in this pointless advice when it is obviously NOT coming from a place of experience!!!

    I can play Skyrim on High/Medium @1280x720 very smoothly! Runs great...clocked many hours on it!

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution runs fantastically smooth...initial load time is a bit long tho.

    Rage runs pretty flawlessly....on high!

    Assassins Creed: Brotherhood runs perfectly

    Great performance on Battlefield Bad Company 2

    Dragon Age Origins runs exactly the same on my desktop

    the MBA is a great gaming machine...too bad ignorant people try to ruin it for everyone.
     

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