Is a 1.6GHZ G5 processor good for games?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by dlisle20, Jan 15, 2005.

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    Im thinking of getting a 1.6GHZ G5 eMac when it comes out, and I really just want it to play games on it because my powerbook is not too good at it. Would it be better to get that or a 3.2GHZ AMD Athalon? cheers :)

    1GHZ PowerBook g4 17" 512RAM
     
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    northen

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    If you want to play the majority out of games out there, buy the Athlon 3200+ (note, it's not 3.2 GHz, rather 2.something)

    The primary purpose of Mac's aren't gaming, anyhow. You will also find that games depend a lot on the graphics card, especially nowadays with fragment programs (pixel/vertex shaders), where many graphics processing functions are being done by ALU's on the graphics card itself instead on the processor.
     
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    But 1.6GHZ is still pretty fast though ain't it?
     
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    grapes911

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    It would, but you could get a much better video card in a pc than in an emac. Plus there are many more games for the pc. Don't think I'm knocking mac gaming, but if you are purly looking for a gaming machine I recomend a pc.
     
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    Ah, so video cards do make games run faster....
     
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    Littleodie914

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    Ya, they're the major factor in determining how a game will run, usually. If you have any other questions, you prolly oughta get 'em in quick. After this little romp, I can't imagine your account will be valid for much longer.
     

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