Gaming performance - Native vs Bootcamp for COD4

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by ashvere, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. ashvere macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2007
    As you all know, Call of Duty 4 is coming out for mac in May,
    Just want to find out, do you think it will perform better than if i was to install bootcamp and play the pc version on my mbp? Or is it worth the wait for the mac version? Really dying to get my hands on it now.
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    CoD4 would be better in Windows. i dont think Activision have really optimised CoD4 for the Mac yet.
  3. hankolerd macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    pc games on a mac using boot camp will run better then a windows machine with the same set up.
    as far as how cod4 will play...probably better through boot camp then natively. But, the only way it will get better is if we support the games that come for the mac when they come out. I personally will be getting it for the mac:apple:
  4. HaGG macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2007
  5. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    I'm curious, how does it work better than an equivalent windows machine in bootcamp?
  6. lag1090 macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2007
    It doesn't. The poster must've been either lying, overlooking, or simply ignorant of the fact that Intel-based Macs are equivalent to their PC counterparts hardware-rise, negating any possibility for a significant performance over a comparably-spec'ed PC box.
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    lol right keep thinking that
  8. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Better on Windows it always will be because Mac sucks crap at Games.
  9. bmb012 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2006

    Hahahaha... Well, there's tons of reasons, sloppy porting being the first one, OpenGL, I think I heard, focuses more on quality than performance, while DirectX is optimized based on what specific game developers need. Less optimized drivers in OSX is also a big reason...

    Kinda like how the ps3 has faster hardware, but 360 ports to it always run worse than the 360 game, unless they're developed in unison (hopefully Starcraft 2 will run well in OSX for the same reasons...).
  10. Help! macrumors regular

    Nov 16, 2006
    I think you misread what he said. He was saying that a mac via bootcamp and a pc with the same hardware should perform identically.
  11. bmb012 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2006
    Oops! My bad, you're right, I must have been still thinking more in line with what the OP had said.
  12. icecone macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2007
    mac with bootcamp use special drivers which are usually slower

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