Will WoW run at least as good on the new iMac as my current PB?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Imidazole, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Imidazole macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2004
    x1600, 2.33ghz C2D vs Imac's ATI thinger with 2.8 C2DE

    Will WoW run full rest at least as nice as my laptop here?
  2. DerekS macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    Let me put it this way...

    My MacbookPro 17" has the x1600 and 2.33ghz C2D. I get 60FPS in WoW.

    Now consider that the iMac is -more- powerful than that.

    It will be fine.
  3. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    How much faster is the 2600 compared to the 1600?
  4. jkaz macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2004
    Upper Mid West
    here's something you need to consider:

    look for the benchmarks yourself, but they are showing that nvidia offerings before this update are shown to outperform the new imac offering by a considerable degree.

    i'm not buying the new imac because of the video card, a $2000+ computer should come with something better than a $99 video card.

    the new imac, in my opinion, is like a brand new lamborghini with bicycle tires on it.
  5. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    its a x1600 mobile version that also is a bit underclocked, so I guess the 2600 is atleast 20-30% faster.
    The 2.8Ghz extreme is much faster than the 2.33Ghz (which is on a slow bus and is outperformed by the new 2.2GHz MBP in almost every cpu intensive tests i've seen).

    The new topend iMac will be atleast 20-30% faster than your PB.
    THe old topend iMac would have been more than 50% faster in Wow tho.
  6. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    The 24" iMacs are (and to a degree have always been) a crappy buy. For the price ($1800-$2300 depending on model and revision) you can almost get a Mac Pro and a decent monitor.

    The iMac at $1200 though is a pretty decent deal. For your average consumer, at least. A similar Dell is going to run you around $850, and the iMac has significant higher quality. The display is probably nicer (I'm comparing it to the lower priced 18-bit Dell panel, assuming the iMac stuck with the 24-bit), it's likely quieter, has far better software, is easier to setup and maintain, better support, etc etc.

    I'm a gamer - at least when I have time. I like to play games, but I'm not in that hardcore crowd (anymore). I picked up an XBox360 and the 2400XT is decent enough to run WoW, Guild Wars, and hopefully StarCraft 2, which is really all I (or most people) are looking for in a PC. I feel like gaming is moving towards two markets: MMO's and console games. There's rarely a big title anymore that doesn't make it one or more console within a year of release unless it's an MMO.

    Anyways, back to the original topic, while I have no concrete knowledge, everything I've seen indicates that the x2400xt is roughly as powerful as the x1600 the old iMac had and the old iMacs played WoW pretty well from all accounts so I wouldn't worry too much about it.
  7. Blackhood macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2007
  8. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    The WoW forums are blocked for me (at work)... I'm curious what the issue is, though... if you wouldn't mind summarizing or copy/pasting it for me? Thanks!
  9. Blackhood macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2007

    Below is the original post from the user explaining the problem:

    Then blizzard replies with:

    Followed by another blizzard reply:

    EDIT: Pic looks like this:

  10. torrid30 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2007
    That was the OP from the Forum. His name was Bob. (Want to give him full credit for posting somewhere else :D)


    EDIT: Sorry for the repeat of info. Blackhood beat me to it.
  11. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    Heh, thanks. Good to know it sounds pretty simple and should hopefully get corrected quickly. Would have though at least one of the dev team for the iMac would be WoW player and they've spotted this before. :p

Share This Page