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IMac - Opinions Needed!

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April 11, 2012 10:49:24 PM

So, to put long story short. I am in need of a work computer. Of course PC was my first thought, until I received a call saying it must be a Mac. Not that I really minded, as I could use boot camp if need be. (I can use it, correct?)

I am through all that Mac vs. PC stuff. I don't care. All I want to know is the gaming performance on an iMac running win 7 through boot camp. I work at a place where I need to wait hours at the office doing nothing, and playing games was my only way of passing through the time. I now learn that I must use Mac and that all my PC games are gone, unless of course boot camp will work nicely for the iMac.

The iMac I will be getting is the 21.5 inch, 2.7 GHz core i5, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HD, and 6770m. The thing I am worried about is the 6770m gaming performance. I looked up some benchmarks and it seems to play my main source of gaming (Call of Duty series) just fine. I do not plan to play Crysis, BF3, or Metro. I will be light-med gaming. Nothing heavy.

Will this suit my needs? (Sorry if this is just a confusing list of words, little late here but really need an answer. Thanks!)

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April 12, 2012 4:13:38 AM

A 6770m is not particularly powerful, but it will do fine in Call of Duty. Call of Duty is VERY LIGHTWEIGHT.

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April 12, 2012 4:19:52 AM

You should request a mac pro so you can gut it for some better hardware.

In all seriousness though, it should be fine. Heres some benchmarks:

Note that in blackops you can easily get 50-60fps on high, 35 on ultra. You can also expect slightly better performance than many of the benchmarks since it's a mobile gpu most of these benchmarks are run on laptops and the imac has a desktop cpu, so you're faster in that respect.
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April 12, 2012 10:01:41 PM

I would love the Mac Pro! But I wasn't accepted for one, I am too new.

Thanks, it seems like those benchies justify my curiosity for what I am looking for. Thanks bavman!
April 12, 2012 10:04:44 PM

Best answer selected by RockNRollz.