Starcraft 2 frame rates on latest iMac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by cisco.leon, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. cisco.leon macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2011
    Hi guys,
    What frame rates at the highest resolution of an iMac 27" can you get with the new 6970M HD 2GB video card?

    Someone tell me they have real world 40fps and I'm walking to the Apple store tonight and buying a new iMac. Specs would be:

    1. i7
    2. 8GB RAM
    3. 2TB HDD
    4. 2GB raedon 6970HD

    Really want to know how good Sc2 runs because I can build a PC for $1,200.

    btw I want to know fps for both OSX and bootcamped Windows. Not fussed if I have to bootcamp.
  2. Killery96 macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2011
    I can't say on my own from experience. However the 6970m is a top-quality mobile graphics card. It can probably run the game on 60 fps ultra, as long as you're using laptop resolution. at 2560x1440 it'd probably drop significantly, although changing resolution in SC2 doesn't seem to affect framerate as much.

    those are two youtube links for you. check em out.
  3. Meever macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    i have the high end non bto '11 imac 27".

    I play Star2 on ultra at native resolution. I never get anything lower than 30fps.
    I've never experienced any lag 1v1 before.

    I have had some minor lag in lategame 4v4 with most people moving maxed out armies around but it has never gotten to the point where it was unplayable.

    Expect similar numbers in OSX except in high setting. Unless Lion has substantially improved openGL performance.
  4. senc01a macrumors regular

    May 31, 2007
    Dude, I play on an iMac with the HD4850 512MB and I get stable 60 fps at 1920x1080 with high settings.
  5. Tucom macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    In OS X or Bootcamp?
  6. senc01a macrumors regular

    May 31, 2007
    OSX, in bootcamp better with higher settings.
  7. Tucom macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    Another suggestion: Disable Aero when in Windows 7, seems to get a good 30-50% performance increase for most if not all games, at least that's been my experience!

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