which would run games better

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by nashaat, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. nashaat macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    i have the newest black macbook i was wondering is it better to run games, ie: the sims 2,3.... on mac OS X or on windows via bootcamp ??
  2. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    Bootcamped Windows of course.

    But I'm afraid your MacBook won't run any new games due to incredibly crappy Intel video chip :(
  3. contitego macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2009
    The intel x3100 is a garbage video card. You can play sims 1 with it. I play a lot of FPS, the only one that works decently with my macbook is counter-strike (the original).

    I get around 30fps in WoW. If I am lucky, and all of the settings are on low. On my Quad-core (2.4), 4 Gigs of Ram, and a nvidia 8800gt 512 MB DDR3, I get 60 fps easy. I bring this up because my macbook and my desktop have the same clock speed processors (4 cores doesnt do much for games), same amount of ram, and the only real difference is the piece of crap video card, and a high end video card. The resolution on my desktop is 1600 by 900, laptop 1200 by 800.

    I have to have a special windows only pc to play games because my games will not play. I can play d00m 3 on high on my desktop 60FPS.

    I am playing older games, and the performance is bad.
  4. sanddunes21 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    From a gamer's point of view I totally agree. You can play old games quite well, but anything new forget about it.
  5. contitego macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2009
    By old, he means game that came out that would use directx 8. Old as in 2000ish. Counter-Strike 1.6 works, but not CS: source. Sims one might work.
  6. RITZFit macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2007
    In my Corner
    donno about the graphics card part, but considering how most games for OSX are ports...native speed in bootcamp is probably your best bet.
  7. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

    Mar 2, 2009

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