Quote from Syllix
OK I'm gonna keep it plain and (hopefully) simple here. I'm a hobbyist music producer, and am about to purchase myself an iMac, primarily using Logic and Ableton. But I would love it if it was able to play Diablo 3. I want more utility out of the iMac than just a Digital Audio Workstation. So rather than buying 2 computers (one for music, 1 for gaming - which would be stupid and too expensive), I'm wondering if this particular iMac will able able to handle playing Diablo 3, on say, medium graphics all around. I know my way around sound and music and computers, but when it comes to these video cards, It seems I can't get a straight answer out of any website or forum, or review. Please help me out guys before I make my purchase! I hate to ask this kind of question here but, hey, it IS general "intelligent" discussion. Thanks in advance!
Specs (the ones that matter, at least) for the iMac:
-21.5" iMac, Resolution: 1920 by 1080 pixels, 1TB HD
-3.2GHz Intel Core i3 processor with 4MB level 3 cache; supports Hyper-Threading
-ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory
Some higher end video cards will actually slow down DAW performance (Heat dissipation, power consumption, etc). I've always gone with two machines. One for music, one for games. But I really think there's more important aspects to focus on for using your DAW for other purposes, and getting the most out of it (Dual Drives / External Drives, RAM, etc)
You figure the specs for Diablo III should be similar to SC2, so if you have a computer that can run that it should, theoretically, run Diablo III as well.