wow for imac 20

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  1. wow77 macrumors newbie

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    Hi i am looking to get a new computer probly a iMac 20 screen.

    my main issue is how will it run wow fps with medium setting i am looking to get above 60fps all the time will this happen in raid's northland ect?

    2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 8GB

    20-inch (viewable) glossy widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD, 1680 by 1050 pixels, millions of colors
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3




    ty plz give me your feedback on how this computer will handle wow.
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    That sounds fine, buy some ram from somewhere else. And possibly invest in a dictionary :D
     
  3. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    Yep I would say hit up your local book store before you consider getting a new computer...
     
  4. wow77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ya sry about my spelling um but that still does not help with my question
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Sorry to be so rude, there is "cute" and then there is absolutely confusing. iThink you should be fine, I would recommend getting a third party ram upgrade just to be safe, but in terms of processor and video card you are fine. I would just bump the ram up to 4GB, no need given your uses to go to 8.
     
  6. wow77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ya i am not going to upgrade to 8gb i will probly just upgrade to 4GB
     
  7. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    The 9400M isn't going to give you 60fps in WoW. If you want 60fps in raid zones in the latest expansion, then you should spring for the Radeon 4850 upgrade option.
     
  8. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Agreed. Although the 9400M is a solid card and definite improvement from the Intel GMA, you can't really push games including WoW. Look to set settings at Medium to High but more settings set at Medium and even with those settings, raid areas, your FPS is definitely going to drop.
     
  9. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    I run it nearly maxed on the worst iMac of the last generation, that will run it fine. I have an Ati Radeon 2400 HD, 2.4 ghz core 2 duo etc.
     
  10. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    I am in no way a guru when it comes to video cards and performance so this is more of a question for those who know this stuff. Don't you have to consider that the 2400XT was a discrete card vs. the 9400M which is integrated or did does the advancements make discrete vs. integrated (just for this comparison) a moot point? It's something to look into because there is no chance you can max out the settings and still play comfortably. I'm guessing OP will run at it's native resolution which is higher than the 1440x900 of the MacBook Pro and depending on whether he upgrades his RAM from 2 to 4GB, I'm pretty sure that and the small increase in CPU (2.4GHz MacBook Pro to 2.66GHz iMac) can't and/or won't help with better performance.
     
  11. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Well, I run the resolution a lot lower than my max one, so that helps with the FPS. Didn't think that it would be an integrated card, might affect performance, not sure though.
     
  12. 24usedtorock macrumors regular

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    Or spend 1/3rd the cost and stick a 1-2GB nVidia or ATI in a PC. If your main concern is running WoW at high settings you can either spend much less on a PC and get the entry level iMac for general internet, or just overspend like a misled consumer and pay $2500 to run WoW with a 512 video card, lol.
     
  13. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Agreed. If you were planning to get a higher-level iMac to do other stuff and WoW just so happens something you plan on doing as well, fine. But 60 FPS isn't possible unless you lower your settings and use a a low resolution. With my setup, I find 30-40 FPS is perfectly fine for something like WoW. Sure, I'm all for higher FPS but you're definitely not getting that with the 9400M without some compromise.
     
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