What Mac computers are good for
Before we go any further, we must emphasize that there are still
quite a number of Mac-compatible games available, including Call
of Duty Black Ops III, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and
Civilization VI, among others.
But while most functioning Macs would comfortably handle said
games, some are especially good at handling the high processing,
high graphics needs of a heavy gamer. When looking at a good
computer for gaming, it is crucial to consider the features
- Processor — You'll require a minimum of
Intel Core i5 to handle 3D games. Therefore, you'll be best
suited with an i7, i9 and the new M1 processor from Apple.
- Graphics — While the avid gamer might need
to upgrade the built-in graphics card, the Radeon Pro should
work just fine. You'll get it in the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
- Memory — Any Mac with more than 16GB RAM
should suffice. You can even upgrade to 64 GB, according to
- Display — Display quality is one factor you
needn't worry about in modern Macs. They all have crisp,
clear screens. However, for an immersive experience, a
16-inch model would be more suitable.
- Storage — To support multiple games, you'll
need as much storage as possible. Call of Duty Warzone, for
instance, needs 175GB to run smoothly. M1 MacBook Air has
256GB, but you can configure it to 2TB.
- Thunderbolt ports — Check that your Mac has
as many ports as possible (about 4) to connect all your
controllers, gamepads and other accessories.
Some of the Macs that meet the above criteria include the
16-inch MacBook, the M1 MacBook Air,
and the 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020).
Using Parallels to game on your Mac
Now, as we mentioned, there is a way you can install Windows on
your Mac and enjoy all the games that come with it. We also saw
that Parallels is the better, more efficient alternative to
Mac's Boot Camp.
To break it down, Parallels is a fast, powerful and easy
application that allows the running of Windows on your Apple
Mac. The best part about it is that you can switch between the
two operating systems and enjoy all the Window's compatible
games without rebooting.
To get started, you simply need to install
Parallels in your Mac. Then install
Windows using Parallels. If you hadn't installed Windows on
your Mac, Parallels will automatically detect the absence of
Windows. It will then download and install it for you.
In summary, it's safe to say that Macs are not the best computers
for gaming. But at least now, you know that you don't need to
buy a whole other PC to enjoy all your favorite Windows games.
With a little help from Parallels, you can enjoy the best of
both worlds. Check out their website for a free trial download.