Windows 7 Boot camp gaming

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by fox10078, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. fox10078 macrumors 6502


    Nov 6, 2009
    I'm really interested in buying one for Final Cut and CS5, but I do like to occasional game, but I've always heard server processors weren't for gaming, is there anyone who can share there experience?

  2. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    I use my Mac Pro 2008 8 core for both. Found it very easy to setup first time. I picked up a 285 card last year to get it up to date. No difference to a windows machine except the price.
  3. sboerup macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    Any processor since Core2Duo will run any game just fine, they are not processor intensive. Having a great GPU is all you really need to worry about really. Latest Mac Pro's have some decent GPU's to pick from.
  4. iWolf00 macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2010
    ^^You won't find better than Mac in running these softwares ^^ :D

    Moreover, the Mac Pro can handle windows games under bootcamp very well. But, it may better to order MP with ATI 5870 GPu; it is the best GPU apple offer and most of new game demand a powerful GPU.
  5. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    No. ...Why do we keep getting threads like this?

    Server processors are really no worse for gaming.
  6. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2009
    Server processors aren't for gaming as they are more expensive then their consumer counterparts.

    Why get a Xeon 35xx processor over its i7 equivalent? ECC memory.
    Why get a Xeon 55xx processor over its i7 equivalent? Dual CPUs.

    Other then that, they're the exact same processor.
  7. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    Which makes it more expensive, not worse for gaming.

    That's like saying if I buy a BMW instead of a Honda civic, that it's not for driving to the grocery store.

    OP has already said he does Final Cut and CS5. That's more than enough reason for the added expense.
  8. macz1 macrumors 6502


    Oct 28, 2007
    Server processors are not always exactly the same as the consumer parts. The 2008 Mac Pro had a slight disadavantage (gaming-wise) compared to normal Core2 machines due to the use of hihgher-latency FB-DIMM memory. In theory. However, this difference is negligible and more than compensated by the numbers of cores in most of the cases....
    on the i7 derivates there is no such difference AFAIK.

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