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    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS on IMac
    Hi there,

    I am purchasing my 24" IMac in the next few weeks and was wondering on the performance of the graphics card with games such as World of Warcraft?

    I would like to run some Windows Games on there such as WOW and Football Manager and want to make sure I won't see any performance issues?

    Also, how likely is it that a further upgrade to the IMac may happen in the near future? Such as the graphics card being updated?

    If there is an update soon then I may well hold off to get the most up to date version.

    Thanks in advance

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    Other than upgrading the memory and hard drive, the iMac is a pretty fixed deal. If you want something a little more open to upgrade, get a Mac Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikJenkins1187 View Post
    Other than upgrading the memory and hard drive, the iMac is a pretty fixed deal. If you want something a little more open to upgrade, get a Mac Pro
    Ok thanks I understand that.

    But is the 24" as it stands more than enough to cope with running games like World of Warcraft?

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    The Radeon 2600 is fine for the current crop of games, although it won't be taxed much by older titles like WoW and Football Manager.

    If you're going to be getting into newer games like Far Cry 2, the GeForce will serve you much better though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkTheMac View Post
    Ok thanks I understand that.

    But is the 24" as it stands more than enough to cope with running games like World of Warcraft?
    Go with the best nVidia you can afford. In my experience using both ATI and nVidia cards, the nVidia has always outperformed ATI. And yes, purchasing an iMac 24" with the 8800 GS should suffice for most graphic intensive games, even the latest MS Flight Simulator.

    Regards.

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    I have a 24" iMac with 2.8Ghz, 2Gb ram and 8800GS. My expirience in games: WoW running at framerates around 60 with vSync on and around 100 when its off (and it does so even when im doing some heavy video encoding on the background even 1080 movies). Playing Grid on bootcamp with VISTA (hate them but i didnt have anything else when i did the boot camp XD) i had 30-40 frames at 1920*1200 and everything on full settings, and crysis 25-30 on full settings again.

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    Hi there,...I just gotmy iMac 24" with the 8800 GS and its seems is not working as everyone says... I tried it with Halo and Call of duty 2 and is not smoothy. Not even close to the other iMac "17 with the ATI. So, is there any way to upgrade the firmware or check if everything is ok?

    Thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saba View Post
    Hi there,...I just gotmy iMac 24" with the 8800 GS and its seems is not working as everyone says... I tried it with Halo and Call of duty 2 and is not smoothy. Not even close to the other iMac "17 with the ATI. So, is there any way to upgrade the firmware or check if everything is ok?

    Thx!

    Something is really really wrong if your 8800 equipped iMac isn't DESTROYING an older 17" iMac.

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    Are the latest patches applied for those games, and are you running at the correct resolutions?

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