OS Neutral What sort of game will this mac be able to play?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by LordDebenex, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. LordDebenex macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2014
    So i'm gonna get an iMac 2013 model with these specs soon, can u tell me what kinds of games i'm going to be able to play also with or without bootcamp examples plz.

    (a couple of specific games I want to ask about are "Assassins creed 4 Black Flag and Battlefield 4, no worries if it can't its mainly for video editing)

    Here are the specs:

    3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
    16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2X8GB
    1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M 2GB GDDR5

    Thanks a lot

    Lord Debenex
  2. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000


    May 17, 2012
    Well, that's a nice Mac that will play any current Mac titles which you could check into on the Mac App Store or on Steam, etc. It's good to be in the habit of always reading system requirements for everything before you buy it but that system is good to go for any Mac titles including the just released Tomb Raider by Feral. You are golden on the Mac gaming side of things.

    For Windows I think you are pretty much well off there too although whether you can get away with max settings at native resolution will vary by title. I'm sure that would run BF4 or Assassin's Creed you mention but to get a feel for what level of detail just look at the recommended specs for each game. You could check BF4 on Origin and Assassin's Creed on Steam and compare recommended specs listed there for them versus what you have.

    When in doubt about something like your particular GPU vs whatever GPU(s) might be mentioned in a given game's specs (say they don't list yours) just use Google to look up a comparison of your card vs the listed cards to get an idea.

    Using the above methods you can evaluate for yourself any game you want. That's a nice system though and you can have plenty of fun gaming on it I would say.
  3. LordDebenex thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2014
    Thanks for the speedy reply, I will take this information into consideration whenever thinking about buying a game. :) #:apple:GamersUnite
  4. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    The performance of that card is roughly equal to a GTX660 desktop card, which is perfectly adequate to run anything currently available at reasonably high graphical detail. From the specs I'm assuming this is a 27" iMac- since the resolution is somewhat high I'd estimate you would comfortably be able to play BF4 via Bootcamp at high settings, with antialiasing off.
  5. edddeduck macrumors 68020


    Mar 26, 2004
    You can play any game from Feral Interactive on pretty good settings! :)
  6. ventuss, Jan 28, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014

    ventuss macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
    If you plan on playing on native resolution or be well prepared for the most demanding games, go for the 780M graphics card. Better safe than sorry.

    There is a benchmark inside Tomb Raider (2013). I get like 28fps on 1440p and all settings maxed. I have to turn "High Precision" off to go beyond 30fps. I get regular 44fps on Feral's default preset (non native 1152p).

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