Will MBP run Age of Conan?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nzoMD, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. nzoMD macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2008
    San Diego
    I've been doing a lot of research over the last week in preperations on buying a laptop. After being a windows guy for as long as I can remember, I obviously wanted a Windows-based system.... but since vista.. now I want Leopard-based system. Plus it can be fun to learn a brand new OS. However, I do play games between classes (& sometimes during boring lectures) and it is not something I am willing to give up. If I do finally decide to get a MBP, I will most definately wait for an update to get a higher CPU speed and hopefully they upgrade from a 8600m to an 8700m (8800m are way to big for the current design).

    Right now I don't play any games... But I know I will get into Age of Conan when it hits the shelves... so I ask you, do you think this game will run on a MBP?

    Age of Conan's Minimum:
    CPU: Pentium 4/Athlon XP or better
    CPU Speed: 3 GHz
    System RAM: 1 GB
    Operating System: Windows XP & Vista
    Video Card: 128 MB DirectX 9.0c Graphics Card with Shader 2.0 support (NVIDIA GeForce 6800+ / ATI Radeon 9800+)
    Free Disk Space: 3 GB


    The first thing I noticed was the CPU Speed.. I said.. wow. However, several friends of mine who are lucky enough to be in the beta are running the game fine on a Core 2 Duo E6550 (2.33GHz). Normally I could compute these statistics myself, however, I don't know how Macs operate... especially in bootcamp.

    Again, I understand that MBP are not the powerhouse gaming machines that are Alienware or Dell, but I do not want a Vista-based machine if I could avoid it. I am more interested in MBP if they meet my gaming needs. (I don't need 300+ FPS, just 60 :D)
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    It means 3Ghz Single, much slower than the MBP processor :)

    Macs run in BC the same as a PC with the same specs...
  3. gescom macrumors regular


    Dec 31, 2007
    Westerville, OH.

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