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  1. #1
    IncGamers Member
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    Oct 2007
    New York

    Diablo 3 on MAC- Macbook- will my system run smooth???

    Hi all, have D3 ordered- just want to find out if anyone knows how well it will run on a Macbook laptop- late 2009 model.

    Here's the specs:

    Processor and memory

    • 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
    • 1066MHz frontside bus
    • 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB

    Graphics and video support

    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3
    Extended desktop and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
    Built-in iSight camera
    Mini DisplayPort

    250GB harddrive

    Any input appreciated.

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    IncGamers Member Raesene's Avatar
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    Aug 2011
    BattleTag Mick-1457

    Re: Diablo 3 on MAC- Macbook- will my system run smooth???

    It should run OK-ish, but there are currently performance issues with the mac version. I don't know if they will be sorted out by release. I currently have the game installed twice on my iMac, in OSX and on a windows partition. For the most part, it runs pretty smooth on both sides, but in OSX there will be instances where it will halt up and jitter for a bit, like it decided suddenly that performing disk I/O is way more important than whatever it is I'm trying to do in game. It can be very annoying when it suddenly decides to do this in the middle of a battle and I just have to cross my fingers and hope I'm alive by the time my computer gives me control. I don't have these issues on the windows side.

    Long story short: consider installing a Windows partition to run Diablo 3, in case the OSX issues aren't resolved by release.

    EDIT: Also upgrade to 4GB because it's ridiculously cheap to do so and very worth it.


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