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Old 03-07-05, 01:05 PM   #49
Nitz Walsh
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Default Re: Doom3 Mac benchmarks...

Originally Posted by BrianG
Agreed, especially when trying to put your best foot forward.
From the article:

Aspyr tells us that if you have an Nvidia GeForce 6800 card in your Power Mac, chances are you'll see modestly higher numbers than what we saw here. Nvidia's 6800 tracks higher than the X800 on the PC as well, although the difference in performance isn't as great as it is on a PC.
Apple (AFAIK) writes their own Nvidia drives for OSX from source code provided by Nvidia. They're completely bare-bones as well, no AA or Aniso settings - basically, no control panel of any kind.

As BrianG mentioned, even if the difference in speed was as pronounced as it is with ATI vs. Nvidia on the PC, it still wouldn't come close to justifying these numbers. 850XT on the PC get ~130fps at 640*480, compared to 47 on the Dual 2.5 Pmac.

Bear in mind Aspyr is the same company that ported MTX Motocross to the PC as well - the one where I get ~20fps at the start of the race. Perhaps they're the Macs Gearbox.
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