What can GMA 950 do?

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  1. macipodiphoneap macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2008
    I have a question out of frustration. I have a macbook with the intel integrated graphics chipset GMA 950. I have found that most games do not support that. my question is what games do support the GMA 950.
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
  3. Moriarty macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2008
    Anything from like 2003 or 2004 and earlier, most things from around that time would work OK...

    As a general rule of thumb, you're probably safe if the recommended graphics memory in the system requirements is 32MB or less, with a recommended 64MB, best do a bit of research first...

    ...and if the game recommends 128MB, forget about it :p

    The GMA 950 may support 128MB or something of memory, but it is very slow, so is only as good as an ancient 32MB card.
  4. mcavjame macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2008
    phased to this universe
    My son plays WOW on the mac mini. I'm not sure what settings he uses, but he has a 22" monitor and it looks good to me.
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I can play Halo on the highest settings. Bear in mind that it is Halo version 1. I can play CoD 1-4 and also Halo 2. I have a slightly newer card than you do, the X3100 but it's still pretty much the same, performance wise.
  6. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    My 1st gen 867mhz 12" Powerbook could play Halo on low settings. :D:D
  7. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    With a GMA 950 you can scroll in Safari without any slowdowns. ;)
  8. goldfronts macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2008
    Halo was the only game that I tried out on my old Macbook and it ran pretty well on low settings

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