Anyone Tested Doom 3 UB on a macbook/iMac?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Winstonp, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Winstonp macrumors 6502a

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    anyone???

    Anyone know of a website that has?


    Kinda curious....perhaps $50 curious....
     
  2. jsfpa macrumors regular

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    I'm not a heavy Doom user (I get killed very quickly) but I've run the universal binary on my Intel iMac. It seems to run very well. But I'm sure there are people out there that are more critical and able to give you a full review.
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I have :) It's ok but still not as good as I'd hoped.

    On my P4 3ghz, 1024mb Ram, ATI X800 XT on time demo I get 61 FPS

    On my iMac 2Ghz core duo, 2Gb Ram, X1600 256mb on time demo I get 24 FPS

    Setting on High, 1280x1024

    Playable yes, but in comparison it sucks..
     
  4. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Wow that does suck, im a little surprised. My 11/2 yr old Alienware:)D )AMD3500 with 6800GT gets mid 60s on the same settings. One day Apple will figure out that many consumers also game. maybe.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Winstonp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    the demo is not universal binary. I need someone who has played the full UB game on their machine. That example is invalid.
     
  6. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Um, timedemo.

    As in 'timedemo demo 1' in the console.
     
  7. Striderdm1 macrumors regular

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    sure the iMac's aren't the high-end intel-PowerMacs that are going to be out "soon". These will be the right machines to compare against the PC that 'MacRumorUser' uses, and not an iMac. Although it's a great machine, it is middle of the Mac range and unfair comparison (imho).

    But surely those results where made with the non-UB demo under Rosetta? 24fps is incredibly low and my 2ghz G5 delivers almost 50fps @ 1280x1024 with shadows on. So i was expecting similar results from this mid-mac-ranged iMac tbh, in fact, i did expect better!

    I'd like to see Doom3 (or Quake 4!) tested on a real intel Mac - the intel power macs in a few months! :D But how lonnnnng will this wait be? Hope it's not too long!

    cheers,
    Strider
     
  8. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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    yeah apple has neglected gamers for a long time now.
     
  9. grabberslasher macrumors 6502

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    Haven't tried the timedemo, but at the second highest res (1152x720) at high settings with shadows and all it's very playable. Not as good as my PC, but still much more playable than my PowerBook.

    (baseline 17" iMac)
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Nope timedemo on universal version I'm afraid.I was expecting better too.

    However ran the test on my Powermac Dual 1.8, 2.5gb Ram & ATIX800XT (so pretty close to my P4) and same settings I get 46FPS on timedemo 1.

    Closer to the pc, obviously the X800Xt is a better GFx card.
     
  11. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    Well, ****.

    That's pretty lame -- I was hoping to nuke my wife's old (AMD 64 3000+) box at least. Looks like it's not happening.
     
  12. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Trust me, you'll so nuke it.

    The GeForce FX5200 is total ****.
     
  13. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    Sweet 8)

    <-- plays games about as often as the Pope.
     
  14. Striderdm1 macrumors regular

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    wow that is lame then. I was so expecting more, thanks for the confirmation. I guess it is pretty much down to the gfx card, i use an nvidia 6800 ultra. But i thought the iMac's also had good gfx cards :?

    Mefinks i'll wait for intel Power Mac to arrive....

    cheers, Strider
     
  15. isgoed macrumors 6502

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    Bemchmarks are available for a long time

    A slightly lower resolution gives a significant higher score on the same machine as yours.
    See
    http://www.insidemacgames.com/news/story.php?ID=12914
    and
    http://www.insidemacgames.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=24344

    What did Apple do wrong? The iMac got a X1600 and your beloved DooM3. It seems that you will never be satisfied. If you want a premium gaming experience the PC is just in the lead. You should stop acting like consumer PC's do get good results; You need a pro machine for the gaming experience you seek. You indeed did the smart thing and bought a PC (console may also work for some people). But it doesn't make sense to think that intel processors suddenly make Macs übergaming machines and all those years nVidia and Ati spent on the PC can suddenly be made good for.
     

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