What can GMA 950 do?

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  1. macipodiphoneap macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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  3. Moriarty macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    With a GMA 950 you can scroll in Safari without any slowdowns. ;)
     
  8. goldfronts macrumors member

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    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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