Can GeForce 640M handle diablo 3?
Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:06 PM
Im really worried if the GPU is to weak the imac im considering is the lowest model.
So... Would i be able to play on high settings if i buy this computer?
Atm im using a laptop with Radeon 6630 graphics.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:18 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:04 PM
I can run D3 on minimal settings with my early 2008 Macbook Pro. That means I can run D3 with an intel core duo processor and a geforce 8600m card. I can also run other games on low settings just fine (either in OSX or XP Pro)
Thus, the simple answer is YES. You can run D3. Unfortunately I cannot tell you about high settings or whether it will be better than your current 6630. However, there are numerous graphic card comparison tools available online that should help.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:19 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:29 PM
Processing power. By this I assume you actually mean graphics processing. This point is entirely dependent on the coding. Blizzard are one of the best game makers when it comes to coding to mac, whilst they do occasionally make mac specific errors they also code specifically for the platform, supporting OpenGL etc etc, and having long term influence to some extent on the platform OpenGL development within Apple. Your comment would hold some truth if you were talking about poorly ported windows games or even worse, Directx games being emulated through Transgamings Cider solution. In that case yeah there is a pretty high processing overhead.
The second issue is specs, not all macs are made the same. I have a 6970M card in my 27" machine and it can handle pretty much anything you throw at it with ultra settings @1080P. This includes things like Battlefield 3 on bootcamp. However I hate running at 1080p and much prefer slightly or moderately lower graphics settings at 1440P. Much crisper and clearer. Blizzard games run either at ultra or very very close (SSAO on Mists of Panderia being the one problem) on native resolution on this machine. Point being that the required resolution is an important factor.
If you are using the lower resolution screen I would think you would be able run D3 on at least mid settings. I would more careful about recommending D3 at native resolution 1440P (27") though at mid settings on that card.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:40 PM
Yes, I have to turn off other applications to increase the experience
No, It's not at native resolution
Yes, it is perfectly playable. I've clocked in many hours in Act 3 on both my Monk up to 1.0.3 or something and my Barbarian in 1.0.4. Played as whirlwind for a while without much trouble and lately I've played a somewhat slower paced spec.
You will get the occasional freezes when the game leads to another area, but that varies quite a bit. So, is it playable if you just want a mac and not shell out a ton of cash? Yes, absolutely. My machine is mostly for development, so I went with the cheapest lowest-end one there was. I play the game recreationally (as in...casual, nothing competetive of any nature whatsoever) and I'm perfectly content with what it offers to get my daily fix.
If you want to play in native FullHD, forget it. It'll be winter in hell first.
Edit: Oh, and since it's a "current" thing - I have no trouble whatsoever farming Uber keys and doing the Uber realms. at. all. Just thought I'd explicitly add that
Edit 2: Sorry, overlooked that you asked for playing at high settings. 1 AM here and multitasking (no, work, you pervs!). Maybe the above is still helpfull to someone else.
Edited by RavenNL, 12 November 2012 - 11:50 PM.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:54 AM
Concerning the 640m:
I don't think you can play on highest settings in OSX. I'm not even sure if that machine could handle it on windows. The native resolution is 1980x1080 I believe, and that's quite a few pixels to take care of for the GPU.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:33 AM
Edit: According to this article the graphics card in my iMac scores 3150 compared to your 1730. I run the game at 60 FPS (locked because of v-sync) with all details on High (shadows on regular high, no smoothing) in 1920x1080. These are the facts, the rest is up to you.
Edited by phatosen, 13 November 2012 - 08:40 AM.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:54 AM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:13 PM
Right now i got a 14 inch laptop with Radeon 6630 (HP Envy 14 2070nr). All im asking really is" will i see better performance than on my laptop?"
Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:20 PM
6630 scores an average of 999.8.
640M scores and average of 1401.6
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