Core Image Question(s)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 76ShovelHead, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. 76ShovelHead macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2010
    Im running Tiger on an eMac 1.25 Ghz 1 GB Ram with no Core Image Support (ATI 9200). Seeing how support is being dropped like crazy from the best release of OS X ever, (Tiger), I'm going to have to move on. My question is should i expect a performance hit? will the dock still reflect icons and windows? What features will be disabled? and lastly if you look at a Macintosh with no Core Image and Leopard installed it says "Core Image: Software" what does that mean? I really love my Tiger and hate to drop it (It seems more professional than the new OS X) but i want to know if its going to be worth the upgrade.
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Don't do it. When you finally feel like you have no choice but to run a newer OS, just upgrade the computer. That computer will run Leopard, but it will be more sluggish than Tiger (perhaps still very useable), and it does not automatically disable much in order to try and improve the experience. IIRC, only the transparent menubar will likely not be available, the rest of the effects (reflections, etc) will be rendered wholly by software, since the video card cannot process them (hence the entry in System Profiler).


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