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Tuvok1101

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#1 12 years ago

Alright question for everyone. I'm in the market for a new computer, and frankley i'm sick of windows, can't stand it. so that leaves apple. gaming is still a big part of my life. my question is anyone with the new Mac's that have used Boot Camp to install Windows on it, how is the gaming performance? I was wondering for both the new iMac's and MacBook Pro's. Thanks in advanced!




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#2 12 years ago
Tuvok1101Alright question for everyone. I'm in the market for a new computer, and frankley i'm sick of windows, can't stand it. so that leaves apple. gaming is still a big part of my life. my question is anyone with the new Mac's that have used Boot Camp to install Windows on it, how is the gaming performance? I was wondering for both the new iMac's and MacBook Pro's. Thanks in advanced!

I don't know why, but im having a tough time finding benchmarks...yet i had no trouble the week boot camp came out. this is the closest thing i've found: http://www.gamespot.com/features/6147437/index.html,if




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#3 12 years ago

A friend of mine dual-boots OSX and WinXP on his MacBook Pro. I've played SiN Episodes: Emergence and Half-Life 2 on it with no problem whatsoever. TES: Oblivion also plays acceptably on Medium-Low settings.




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#4 12 years ago
Rookie_42A friend of mine dual-boots OSX and WinXP on his MacBook Pro. I've played SiN Episodes: Emergence and Half-Life 2 on it with no problem whatsoever. TES: Oblivion also plays acceptably on Medium-Low settings.

not surprised, games that have been ported to osx (doom 3, halo, etc.) fall victim to crappy coding and optimization. not to mention that osx doesn't have Directx support, so all mac games end up running on OpenGL. all in all, mac ports are more stable, but are crippled performance wise.




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#5 12 years ago
Ultimate-Omennot surprised, games that have been ported to osx (doom 3, halo, etc.) fall victim to crappy coding and optimization. not to mention that osx doesn't have Directx support, so all mac games end up running on OpenGL. all in all, mac ports are more stable, but are crippled performance wise.

This was with them running on the XP partition. :p




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#6 12 years ago

What cripples them performance wise is the...questionable graphics hardware that Apple puts in their computers. Radeon X1600 in the iMac/MacBook Pro? Complete and utter joke compared to a PC of the same price. Granted, the Power Mac G5 can have a 7800GT but they still use the Power PC stuff.




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#7 12 years ago
Tuvok1101Alright question for everyone. I'm in the market for a new computer, and frankley i'm sick of windows, can't stand it. so that leaves apple. gaming is still a big part of my life. my question is anyone with the new Mac's that have used Boot Camp to install Windows on it, how is the gaming performance? I was wondering for both the new iMac's and MacBook Pro's. Thanks in advanced!

Perfect, from when I've used them. It isn't an emulation at all, as you know.

Archaon, remember Mac's aren't gaming computers. Though I have and do use them for that purpose on a daily basis, juding them on the same standard as a PC is quite simply unfair.




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#8 12 years ago
Bs|ArchaonWhat cripples them performance wise is the...questionable graphics hardware that Apple puts in their computers. Radeon X1600 in the iMac/MacBook Pro? Complete and utter joke compared to a PC of the same price. Granted, the Power Mac G5 can have a 7800GT but they still use the Power PC stuff.

Not so sure about the iMac, but the decision to use an X1600 in the MacBook Pro seems to me to be quite a wise one. That thing gets hot enough as it is without a Mobile X1800 or 7800GTX under the hood.




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#9 12 years ago

Comes in two flavors. 128 MB and 256. Just so ya know.




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#10 12 years ago

They are PCs. Sorry to drop that bombshell.

Rookie, granted, fair enough for the laptop (and an iMac isn't exactly huge either...), but as gaming hardware goes they aren't great. Which is going to worry most people here, and a lot of others, who are considering moving from their Windows PC to a Mac now that Macs support Windows and therefore Windows programs (including 99% or so of games).




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