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eMac perform OK on Flash-based Game sites?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by sigamy, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. macrumors 65816

    My son's G3 iMac with 8mb ATI Rage is dead slow on flash-based sites like Club Penguin. Would an eMac with it's G4 and 32mb Radeon be a good step up or is this still too old of a machine for these cutting edge web sites?

  2. macrumors member


    How much memory does each machine have installed?

    You can check by going to the :apple: menu, then About This Mac.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Our current iMac G3 400mhz has 576MB RAM and an 8mb ATI Rage.

    I'd get the eMac at least up to 512MB. I'm looking at either a 1Ghz or 1.25Ghz eMac.

    The 1.25Ghz is a much better machine with 512k cache, PC2700 RAM and ATI Radeon 9200 w/ 32mb. The 1Ghz eMac has just 256k cache, PC133 RAM and a Radeon 7500 w/ 32mb.

    People here have told me that Flash depends mostly on the video card, not the processor or RAM...
  4. macrumors 65816

    Need to bring this thread back to life...will a G4 eMac do ok with today's modern Flash based web games? By ok, I mean will the games be playable.
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    it should fly on an eMac, not a doubt in my mind. I still use most flash games sites with my imac, and at times they get choppy but the emac is a much more capable computer.
  6. macrumors 68030


    They should run great on an eMac. Its not much different than my iBook and flash games run fine.
  7. macrumors member

    Flash might not run well on that eMac

    Just to let you know, I have a 1.33 GHz PowerBook G4 with 768MB of Ram running 10.4 Tiger and flash videos, games, and websites are choppy on it. Every G4 Mac (both laptops and desktops) I have used has had issues with flash playback (I have not tried it on an Intel Mac yet). I think the problem is that the flash plugin that Adobe makes for the Mac is not as good as the one they make for the PC/Windows.
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    It will run most games pretty good. But i would recommend the last revision of the emac if possible so the 1.42 GHZ emac As it has a 64mb video card.
  9. macrumors 68040


    My younger cousins play that very thing, even convinced me to create an account, on a 1.25ghz eMac with 512mb of RAM with the ATI 32mb card. Runs great for ClubPenguin.

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