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Old 11-20-2008, 12:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I think he wasted his money. You don't buy Macs to play Crysis, you buy them to use photoshop. Games are a pc's job.
bUT in bootcamp..... It is just another pc.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Mac's can game, it's just not what they are great at.
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bUT in bootcamp..... It is just another pc.
Not really. iMacs use the mobile core 2 processors, or at least they did. Also the graphics card options are very limited. And you cant upgrade an iMac. You can put windows on them sure, but they lack a lot of the things pc owners have come accustomed to.
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AH, but youre liking them to a user built pc, where as they are more like dells, and other prebuilts.

Yes they have the mobile processors, but still are pretty good rigs.
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Dells have expansion slots. I'm comparing iMacs to standard ATX pcs.
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whats this about os not being a factor... yes, it is definitely a factor...

lets take a look at geforce drivers for mac.. how optimized do you think they are for gaming??! nvidia probably doesnt even give a crap about mac geforce drivers!!!

windows is a must for gaming.. end of discussion!!!

how many games do you see in this world that say it is mac supported
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my dads friend just bought an imac and he whent and played pray recently preaty old game now tho.
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When in boot camp, isn't all the drivers the same windows drivers?
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I think he wasted his money. You don't buy Macs to play Crysis, you buy them to use photoshop. Games are a pc's job.
Exactly what I was thinking.
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Default Re: Can you really game on an iMac?

But you can put PhotoShop on a PC as well..so whats the point of getting a Mac?
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