Apple’s computers have typically never really been known for their gaming capabilities. While they do play games just fine, Mac users probably can’t really expect to run games at the same higher level settings that PC gamers can, so the question is, with the new M1 chips that ditches Intel and AMD, how will Apple’s computers handle games?
It turns out that for the most part, it handles games just fine. In a video uploaded by MrMacRight, he shows how the M1 chipset handles a variety of games ranging from older titles like World of Warcraft to newer, and more demanding titles like Shadow of the Tomb Raider which has been known to be particularly resource intensive.
Like we said, Apple’s computers can handle games, just that maybe not as well as a PC. For those concerned that the M1 would actually fare worse, you’ll be relieved to know that it seems to be somewhat on par with its Intel counterparts. It can play games, just maybe don’t expect to play it on the highest settings or have the best graphics.
However, if you just want to be able to game every now and then, we imagine that the new chipsets should be able to get the job done. That being said, not all games on Mac are optimized for the M1 so it is possible that further down the line, developers could release an optimized version, so do take note of that.