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Gaming on the iMac Pro - How bad can it be?
   Linus Tech Tips
  Published: 3 months ago

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Despite its "pro" marketing, the iMac Pro still has a Vega 56 inside - Can it possibly hope to drive that beautiful 5K display? And can we do better?

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2 days ago
Man I paused this video at typing this : i played on IMAC mini "War Thunder " in there versions , turn on medium there are_glitches on low and minimum. You can play .who still dream about IMAC it isn't fucking machine .


2 days ago
Wow everyone sure loves to bash Apple. Unsubbed.


3 days ago
A computer and an operating system not made for gaming underperforms in games... big discovery.


3 days ago
too bad you cant benchmark any tests using metal which is up to 40x faster in professional applications like adobe suite apps. (when compared to typical opengl and directx)

i think the part you’re missing is how long it takes apple to get hardware working nicely with software features like this. which i think would be a reallllly long time.

dont get me wrong, i have a gaming pc, and a $500 mac mini that works flawlessly for music production.

i dont think gamers are, or will ever be apples PRIMARY target market. despite this, one of the latest updates now has official support for AMD gpus via t3. (although with tinkering people have gotten the nvidia and amd chips to work some time ago) and steams making a considerable effort to push osx compatibility or whatever.

what i wanna see is the power draw with your comparison machines and see how many watts all the FLOPS cost in the imac pro vs your equivalents for pc specs :)

thanks lini


3 days ago
This seems like a dumb question but I would like to know, can I use mac monitor using a windows pc? I'm asking this since I want to use an iMac mainly for work but would like to also game. It would be less hassle if I just have 1 station and just switch between pcs if I need to. Tried to google the answer to this but I'm getting mixed answers.


3 days ago
Weird. Most games set themselves to high settings on my standard 27 inch iMac.


3 days ago
Me: using Mac
Notification: Activate Windows now... learn more..
Me: throws Mac out the window


4 days ago
Hey Linus,
I'm not actually a fan of apple, but I'd like to point out a simple mistake that most of us make, when building a pc with the similar spec of a mac without considering the cost of an os (windows ##). no disrespect buddy. I really like your work.. keep up the good work. :)


4 days ago
about as bad as chopping your dick off


4 days ago
Try to modify it 😉👌


4 days ago
07:15 why you need g sync


5 days ago
If they can make iPads a bit worth compatible for gaming from apps why can’t they try making a pro for gaming? I’m sure if they want money they need to make it happen.


6 days ago
IIIIII KNEW IT, your eyes are moving to the left


6 days ago
What's that device that's hooked on the iMac?


6 days ago
My Mac mini suits 99% of my needs at this point. The only issue is that my second monitor is 4K and my Bluray player is a 4K model. But the Mac mini doesn't support 4K. So it looks like I will need to purchase a GPU and external case for said GPU so I can View my 4K movies!!!


6 days ago
not really a good comparison playing games on MacOS, use bootcamp and its much better performance


1 week ago
DUDE JUST GET TO THE GAMEPLAY YOU ONLY PLAYED 1 GAME AND YOU ALREADY THING ITS GOOD?
HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW BAD CAN IT BE IF YOU DONT SEE?? WTF


1 week ago
Meh. The pricing for some of the macs isn't all that bad but the service department and reliability of the systems are complete garbage.

I would rather overpay for an alienware that won't self destruct and has a reliable return policy.


1 week ago
Every comment that has > 3 or 4 replies is an Apple vs PC flame war. It's beautiful. :-D


1 week ago
Watercool it Linus


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