7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2005 3:45 PM by Kieran Jarrett
Daniel Collier Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
Hello,

I have recently sold my Mini + Cinema Display, and am about to order an iMac. I was wondering how good the graphics card is (X600 Pro)? Can it run Doom3 etc okay?

I also have Knights of the Old Republic & COD & United Offensive.

Regards,

Daniel.

Mac Mini G4 1.42   Mac OS X (10.4.3)  
  • Tom Risor Level 3 Level 3 (505 points)
    I downloaded the Doom Demo as well as Halo and they both ran well on my first generation G5 iMac, so, I would assume they'd run fine on the new iMacs.
  • Steve Stiles Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
    I'm about to do exactly the same thing.

    I heard it runs world of warcraft, in the highest native resolution of 1650 x 1080 at 35 to 45 fps (frames per second). That should be nice and smooth but, that's a huge resoltion - if you drop it down I think it'd run even better.

    I read on Barefeats the 2.1 iMac pulls around 29 frames per second at 1078 x 768. This isn't great, but I'm sure that some extra memory would help.
  • Steve Stiles Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
    "Is the Radeon X600 XT GPU any faster than the previous model's Radeon 9600?" (Correction) These are not mobility GPUs as I first thought. The Radeon X600 XT, as I've been told, has a 53% faster core clock speed and fill rate while the core memory speed is 85% faster than the previous model's Radeon 9600. So when running OpenGL intensive apps (like Motion, iMaginator, Doom 3, etc.), it should do much better.

    I copied this from Barefeats.

    If it's running ok on your iMac, it should run much better on the new ones.
  • old kaka Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    I'm anxious to see how things run on the new iMac. My current computer doesn't exactly run any newer or even older games all that well. Has anyone tried SimCity 4 on these newer iMacs? That's one of the games on my 'must have'-list.
  • SJA Level 3 Level 3 (895 points)
    Daniel,

    For a good idea of what you will get for performance, look here:

    http://www.barefeats.com/im21b.html

    Also, I finished Doom 3 using High settings, and shadows off. Using the time demo, I got 27 frames per second. The game played well. Can't say much for the actual game play, I preferred Call of Duty.

    Steve
  • Daniel Collier Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
    Thanks for the link.
  • Kieran Jarrett Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    I've got SimCity 4 on a Rev B iMac. It runs great for small to medium cites but slows down heaps once a large city is half full. I've only got 512 MB ram though which I think is the problem there. Thinking of getting a 1GB chip to add to the 512 I've got. It should run fine on the new macs as long as you add some ram.