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Old 03-04-05, 01:33 PM   #1
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http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/03/02/doom3/index.php

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So the bottom line is this: If you were hoping that your dual-processor G5 was going to be a Pentium or Athlon-killer when it comes to Doom 3 framerates, you're going to be disappointed. But there are some important factors to consider.
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We've often heard about the "Megahertz Myth" -- the idea that Macs can perform as well as or better than PCs despite their lower clock speeds, and that's true for some operations. Games don't work that way, though: there's no substitute for CPU cycles when it comes to games like this. Many tests we've seen are based on Pentium systems working at higher clock speeds than this Power Mac G5, so that should be considered -- scaling up the G5's framerate numbers proportionally helps reduce that gap.

Also consider that there are core differences between Macs and PCs like bus architectures, memory speed, different graphics chips that support faster memory and clock speeds, and other factors that make a direct apples-to-apples comparison exceedingly difficult.
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Old 03-04-05, 02:48 PM   #2
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apple should stick to promoting their prodcts for what they are...

and their ads are more misleading than most others from the top tech companies...
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Old 03-04-05, 02:53 PM   #3
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Wow, that sucks. I'm glad I'm not buying a Mac because of gaming or I'd be screwed. Gaming is what a PC is for huh?
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Old 03-04-05, 04:54 PM   #4
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Wow, that sucks. I'm glad I'm not buying a Mac because of gaming or I'd be screwed. Gaming is what a PC is for huh?
Well yeah... and it's also what the xbox is for as well. But then again isn't that a PC sort of?
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Old 03-04-05, 05:23 PM   #5
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The sad thing is that mac probly cost upwards of 3k just for the unit alone ; )

Happy gameing at 640x480
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Holy crap, 47fps at 640x480 noAA. That's absolutely terrible. I get like 70fps on my 6800GT at 1152x864 4xAA 8xAF and that's with a crappy Athlon XP. Thanks for the link. Now time to rub it in to my apple fan friend.
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Thing is when they turned off 3d rendering it was about equal to the PC equivalent, I'm just going to go with the trend with opengl related drivers and say that since ATi blows in Linux, it will blow in OS X too. They should've gotten a MAC 6800 U instead.
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My comments from the news...
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Now I know I am asking for it, but come on, Apple. They really need to challenge the PC platform on all aspects of computer use before they can get rid of the market impression of the Apple only being for email and Photoshop. How much longer can Apple keep their backs turned on gamaing?
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Wow those are some pathetic scores, my geforce 4 was putting out those kind of numbers.
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Now time to rub it in to my apple fan friend.
No need to rub it in. I am sure he's being punished enough already.
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ATI hw in any Unix is a well known disaster.

I think I've documented that well enough here http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=44291

I really believe they should have tried ANY nVidia hardware, and it would have been an improvement.
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btw, it was Apache from Voodooextreme/IGN who coined

"Whoever's responsible for Apple's deal with ATI should be flogged and castrated in public"
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