Will games work on new MBA?

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

  1. iFusionApple macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2013
    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.

    -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


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    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

    Jun 25, 2013

    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


    Jan 3, 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    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

    Jun 25, 2013
    Yes, well i don't game that often :p
    Anyway, thanks, now i know that it should work.

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