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xNerdHerdx

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For example, could I play the sims 4 at ULTRA specs? or is this asking for too much from a MacBook Air Lolz
 

macddy

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Wondering the same thing! A friend of mine plays sims 4 with retina graphs enabled (which takes alot of the machine) on high on a macbook pro 2016 full upgrade, so with that info I think it should handle it pretty good! I'm not a tech person tho, so we won't know for sure until the reviews are in!
 
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xNerdHerdx

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Wondering the same thing! A friend of mine plays sims 4 with retina graphs enabled (which takes alot of the machine) on high on a macbook pro 2016 full upgrade, so with that info I think it should handle it pretty good! I'm not a tech person tho, so we won't know for sure until the reviews are in!
If this can handle games like the Sims 4 it will literally kind of replace my nintendo switch!
 

acastic

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If this holds true then casual games like The Sims 4 should run no problem.
 

xNerdHerdx

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If this holds true then casual games like The Sims 4 should run no problem.
wooo!!!
 

Erehy Dobon

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Based on the games I can play on my geriatric five-year old Retina iPad mini, you should have some confidence that the M1 systems can play casual games.

After all, that's mostly what Apple Arcade offers anyhow.

Anyhow, I would hope M1 Macs can surpass the Nintendo Switch.
 

Shivetya

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just let me load up my suite of Paradox Games... which currently requires me to load through Steam
 

Mcdevidr

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Id be curious to know how the paradox games run on the machine And if there are any issues.
 

JKtheDovahkiin

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Does anybody try to play Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic I and II - The Site Lords or Minecraft Desktop version on an ARM Mac? I will appreciate any feedback on issues and performance compared to intel-based Mac.
 

Tafkaeken

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There is Google doc over at r/Macgaming with some of the confirmed games.


 

leman

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Based on initial benchmarks, M1 is comparable to an Nvidia MX450 and sometimes almost as fast as a GTX 1650 Ti max-q. Bigger issue is going to be game compatibility, but that's going to improve with time. It could run most of my active Steam library quite well, with the exception of Total War Three Kingdoms, where there are weird graphical glitches.
 

Mcdevidr

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Ehh. It won’t hit performance levels of a gtx 1650 max q in many games. If they are optimized for metal maybe. Notebook check is still working on benchmarks and you can see with the one they did in borderlands where it compares. I think it’s a great option though. My worry is what happens when Rosetta isn’t supported. I do want to try one out but cross platform comparability for multiplayer seems like another issue for me on top of that.
 
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