Which of these to game on?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by SlickShoes, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. SlickShoes, Aug 27, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011

    SlickShoes macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    I have recently added a 2010 27" iMac to my collection of mac's. It is between this and my current 2011 MBP that I am trying to decide what to play games on. Does anyone have any advice on what is likely to get the best performance?

    Both will be used hooked up to a 24" display. The reason I have the iMac is that it was being put in the bin because the LCD is wrecked but i managed to salvage it as I thought it a total waste to throw away just because one part is broken, so I got it for free. (i did look up the cost of replacing the glass and LCD but it comes to about £400 which i do not have sadly)

    The specs for both are as follows:

    MBP- 2.2GHz quad-core
    Intel Core i7
    4GB 1333MHz
    500GB 7200-rpm1
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB GDDR5

    iMac- 3.2GHz Intel Core i3 processor with 4MB level 3 cache; supports Hyper-Threading
    4GB DDR3
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory
    1TB 7200 RPM

    My guess is that the MBP will come out on top, but by playing at the desk on the imac when I am not lazing on the couch I won't see that much of a difference?
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    The MacBook will certainly give you much better performance due to the faster processor and the fact the GPU has more and faster VRAM.

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