Will games work on new MBA?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iFusionApple, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. iFusionApple macrumors member

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    I was wondering if the new MacBook Air can handle games such as: Assassin's Creed 3, Battlefield 3, GTA IV.

    I guess if i would upgrade to 1.7 Ghz Dual-i7 and 8GB, that would help. But how well are games playable, for example medium or low settings with the HD 5000? I read that most games arent playable at all, but the graphics card in our 2007 PC is very bad and I could play AC3 fine in low settings. And it's got 4GB of RAM only.



    So:
    -is it really necessery to upgrade to 8GB RAM (bit of gaming, everyday work [documents, internet, films, ...])
    -are the games just playable at all or not? Not looking at settings and fps...

    Thanks all guys, if questions, feel free to ask! :)


    Edit: i would play the games on windows and i'm talking about the 13" model. In case that helps. I'm not a real gamer, but occasionaly i want to enjoy a game that runs ok ond my MBA. :p
     
  2. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Playable yes. I can see it working but the fans will be loud and it will get hot. Will reduce the life of the laptop. I always recommend getting 8 GB on the air be because you can't do it later and you will see the difference.
     
  3. iFusionApple thread starter macrumors member

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    So, you don't recommend to play games like once a week on the Air? I don't really want less battery life, a hot MBA and loud fans just because of that. Then I rather wait for the new 13" rMBP.

    Edit: what about upgrading to the dual-core 1.7 Ghz i7 processor?
     
  4. dan1eln1el5en macrumors 6502

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    gaming once a week, should be fine, same as me on a older system.

    but you did write "for gaming" then I think people are thinking high-level detailed full resolution every night and sometimes morning gaming.
     
  5. iFusionApple thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, well i don't game that often :p
    Anyway, thanks, now i know that it should work.
     

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