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Discussion in 'Mac' started by Draco_Auric, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. Draco_Auric

    Draco_Auric Peasant

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    Ive been wondering about this for a while now and would really appreciate it if some one could give me an answer

    almost any one agrees mac are the best for graphics and video editing and if thats true why dont as many people think that macs are also good for gaming? arnt the two things similar?
     
  2. cowofwar

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    Because of os 9 and because of the larger video card support behind pcs.
     
  3. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Mac memory bandwidth is inferior to pcs. For games this is the main concern. MHz also plays a role in game performance. More MHz generally = better game performance.

    For graphics editing the calculations are more CPU bound i think. The G4 has less MHz but it has a hefty multi-media instruction set that provides insane horsepower for this type of work. Photoshop happens to be optimized for the G4 so it's all good.

    For video editing macs are said to be better because the whole process is streamlined compared to equivilent pc setups.
     
  4. Draco_Auric

    Draco_Auric Peasant

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    I see...
     
  5. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    The reason the G4 is comparable to x86 processors is because it generally takes less clock cycles to complete specific equations. For example, say it takes a Pentium 4 four cycles to complete a multiplication of two integers, versus a G4 taking only two, or even one cycle. Some gaps are larger then others, so really saying which is overall faster is really a scientific guess. In most mathematical senses, the G4 comes out on top.

    --Haite
     
  6. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    because the G4's altivec unit is a 128bit lean mean number crunching freaking insane FPU that is..... ummmm..... really good. :D
     
  7. Zephor

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    and the great part of the pc users in this world are gamers. all the people who word process or make movies and graphics use macs so you dont see many of them in gaming forums
     
  8. cowofwar

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    holy shatknockers! I just realized there is no game featuring Clarus!
    I mean come on, there has to be some game featuring every mac users favourite suave, fast tolking dogcow! SOMEONE END THIS TYRANNY OF OPRESSION!
     
  10. cowofwar

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    Someone make a shitty flash game including forum members and clarus.
     

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