Xbox Games running off a PowerMac G5 @ E3 2005 (See lower Ph...

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, May 19, 2005.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors regular

    May 6, 2003
    Washington, DC
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2003
    burlington, Ontario canada
    im not surprised.

    it shows two g5's I bet ones just a backup
  4. macrumors 68040


    Of course with the pictures they squeezed in some mac bashing as well. Its too bad that the G5's could not take full advantage of the games, that would be sweet if they could.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Hmmm, probably not in an article that states,
    I certainly wouldn't be too happy about seeing my top of the line $3000+ flagship machine being described as lacklustre compared to a $500-ish games console :eek:
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2003
    burlington, Ontario canada
    its different

    its like saying oh my $50,000 lexus isnt as fast as a Kawasaki Ninja mortorcycle that cost $9,000

    the console is taylored just for games and the powermac isnt.
    its that simple
  7. macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
    note that on the next page they show an ATI demo of the 360 in working form, wireless controller and all...
  8. macrumors member


    Jan 4, 2003
    Um.. they specifically say the graphics were toned down because of the video cards in the G5s. It's not that the G5's weren't powerful enough, its that the next generation ATi Graphics card used by the XBOX 360 can't yet go into a powermac.
  9. macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2003
    Charlotte, NC
    What is that supposed to mean?

    It sounds to me like the writer is saying that the G5 sucks because it can only use those two cards. Of course the writer failed to mention that faster cards aren't even made for the PC yet much less the G5 (not including the X850 XT, it's not really a next generation card like will be in the Xbox)
  10. macrumors member

    May 19, 2005
    I too wuz at E3 and can confirm these photo's. I wuz planning on doing the same. I too thought that wuz kind weird.

    I don't think he wuz MAC bashing. Just indicating that it wuz not running at full potential of a real Xbox 360, and that the G5's didn't have that full on either.

    Kinda ironic that they are ALL going to the base of the power PC chip, Intel and AMD have been shut out all together!
  11. macrumors 6502a

    And then taking your Lexus to the Isle of Man TT to impress the ladies ... ;)
  12. macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    ...and here I am still playing first person shooter games on a Nvidia 5200 fx.
  13. macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    and im still happy with Quake III, well some of the time at least
  14. macrumors regular


    Nov 18, 2003
    Is it really that hard to spell "was"?
  15. macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2004
    I would have to second that!
  16. macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2004
    everyone is looking at the negative... why dont we try to look at the positive for a second

    they used G5's as the machine to play the games... and its only downfall came at the video card with AA

    i have no hard facts to back anything im about to say, but lets speculate...

    ... that the G5 was running Panther or Tiger
    ... that someday the ATI cards will be available for the G5
    ... the boot record of the 360 games isnt that much different from a regular cd / dvd

    you could then assume, whether MS likes it or not, more game developers would be more inclined to port games to the G5 (seeing how they dev'd on one) And or 360 games will play on G5's out of the box (wishful thinking) or with a minor hack.

    totally speculation, all of it, but this may be a very good thing for Apple and the G5. more G5's sold can bring down the price, and more games for the G5 can increase market share.

    i know quite a few people who absolutly love the G5 and would buy one in a heart beat if it ran DirectX or more games were written for it

    my 2 cents.
  17. macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2003
    2gmario, it is said those G5s are running custom Windows NT kernel and Direct X, so it'll be very difficult to port those games to OS X.

    However, one unlikely scenario is that MS sells that NT for G5 for everyone. Then we may be able to run those games on our G5, but then we'd have to dual-boot.

    Another unlikely scenario is that MS ships the NT G5 which run inside a window in OS X, just like Virtual PC...
  18. macrumors 68020


    Nov 8, 2003
    New Zealand
    Ill "Third" that!
    I take it they dont teach written or spoken English in schools anymore, because if they do he must have missed the classes.
  19. macrumors 65816


    Dec 9, 2003
    ... and they say you can't use a Mac for gaming.

  20. macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2002
    DFW, TX, USA
    No, just not the Mac OS! <duck> :p
  21. macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2003
    Rehoboth Beach, De
    So, what does this mean that MS is running G5's rather then Xbox 360's?
    No units available to use? Only idle speculation.
  22. macrumors 603


    Apr 21, 2003
    Wake me up when you see Xbox games running under Mac OS, then i'll get excited.

    So what if XBox games run on Apple Hardware - XBox 360 uses G5 processors, hardly magical is it!!

    Apparently the G5's you see are running some kind of NT kernel.
  23. macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2003
    'Was' is outdated. It sounds like 'wuz' when I say it, how do you say it?

    Language evolves whether you like or not! :D
  24. macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    Look at the keyboard, it takes more effort to type "wuz" instead of was as well! What gives?
  25. macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2004
    Auckland, New Zealand

    The Xbox 360 does not use G5 processors.

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