some questions about the imac... and gaming.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Muff Bandit, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Muff Bandit macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2008
    1) i know the 8800 gs cant really handle crysis well what about?

    a) FSX
    B) UT3
    C) World in Conflict
    d) call of duty 4
    5) orange box

    *im running everything in xp

    2) if i get a virus on xp is the osx side destroyed to?

    3) next graphics update predictions? i will be puchasing in mid august so...

    4) since im going to be using this machine for gaming should i get the 3.06 ghz insted of the 2.8 ghz? im guessing no because 200 mhz is not noticble.

    thanks for any possible help.
  2. Ramused macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2008
    1) all of yor options can run in the last imac.

    2)no.the virus canot damage the mac as x

    the rest i don't know
  3. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    1) You should be fine with those games, even with Crysis. If you search on youtube you can find videos of people playing Crysis on iMacs w/ the lower-end ATI card, and it looks great.
    2) No, it's on a separate partition.
    3) Maybe an 8800GS across the board? But certainly nothing in August, they were just upgraded.
    4) The 2.8 should be just fine.
  4. Ramused macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2008
    man i will be take the 3.06 the money diferencec is unnotable.....

    EDIT: why the apple lauch the imac 3.06? 3.06 to 2.8 is not hig diferencec....
    i don't undertod this.....
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Because otherwise, people complain that Apple X is languishing without X update to it's X.
  6. Muff Bandit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2008
    so i guess im going to get the 2.8 ghz i just relized the 3.06 is like 400 more. a total scam imho.
  7. robbier macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2008
    ^ Yes but the 400 dollars more also gets you a 500GB HDD and the Nvidia graphics card, which plays games amazingly great. I am able to play some pretty recent, highly graphically intensive with lots of vertices and stuff, and get upwards of 40 to 60 fps.
  8. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    If you get 2.8, don't forget to get GeForce 8800, otherwise you'll be forever stuck with Radeon 2600.
  9. bob vansteel macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2008
    because they launched them with totaly different processors...the only big difference between the two processors appears in the FBS. The current Penryns in the iMacs have next gen size FBS's so even though they don't advertise it, it causes a noticable increase in performance and multi tasking.
  10. aki macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2004
    1) the 8800gs is fine with crysis at least on my 4gb is boooooring but it looks good.... :p
    2) no if u use bootcamp osx is 99% safe....
    3) dunno 8800gs is great tho.....
    4) i guess no but i got 3.06 coz.....hey its 3.06 right....

    .....also im preeeeetty sure you can order 8800gs with the 2.8 as BTO on the website

  11. Glaxx macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2007
    Can anyone provide fps scores of the 3.06 running these games in xp and/or vista?
  12. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
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    I think the 8800 is what really matters for gaming, not the 2.8 vs. the 3.06. As far as next gen graphics go, I highly doubt these will be updated by august. The imacs are on a very slow refresh cycle.
  13. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    I don't know where are Windows results, but for OS X, go here.
  14. blueclax macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2008
    I have the new iMac 2.8Ghz with 8800gs and I can say Crysis preforms quite well on Vista 32-Bit with DirectX10. I averaged over 30-fps on medium settings , definitely playable and enjoyable. I also benched Doom 3 on the osx side and achieved 55.7fps all settings maxed FSAA x4 at 1920x1200 resolution. Had some time with Gears of War on vista as well and it runs remarkably fast. Looks allot better on here then on my xbox. All setting maxed with DX10 turned on, FFSA set to off, achieving average 50 fps. Will post a more detailed report when I get a chance to do some real benchmarking.
  15. meta macrumors newbie


    Jun 7, 2008
    Michigan, USA
    Sorry, I don't have FPS metrics to report for those games. However, I will tell you the 8800 GS generally performs better than I expected. In Age of Conan (via Vista in Boot Camp), for example, I'm able to get 30-50 FPS pretty reliably -- even with all settings except shadows on high.

    With the 8800 GS and the amazing screen, the new iMac is a great machine for gamers.
  16. SilentCrs macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2006
    Generally I've been impressed with the performance of the high-end model. It did cost a pretty penny though (about $2600 with discounts, all decked out).

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