Requirnments Question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by maraczc, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. maraczc macrumors member

    May 20, 2003
    Toronto, ON
    When a game has a G4 listed under the minimum requirnments (ie. UT2K3 has the minimum proccessor as the 733 MHZ G4 and America's Army is at 700 MHZ G4) does that mean that a G3 won't run it?
  2. job macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit
    Depends. Judging from your sig you obviously have an 800Mhz G3. Those games should run; how well is another question entirely.

    Might as well just download the demos and give them a try. For testing purposes, the demos are ideal. It'll let you see how well your iBook will perform.

    Also, RAM matters. A lot.
  3. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    To overly simplify things, isn't a G4 basically an altivec enhanced G3? If this were the case, then a faster G3 than the listed G4 should work. I imagine it's just because the G4 was the current standard processor, so that is what is used as a basis.
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    I wouldn't bet on it.
    Games like nascar 2002/3 need a G4 processor. It just won't startup on a G3. Thus it needs Altivec. I think many other games need it too.
    Usually the requirements would read: 700 MHz processor... meaning G3 or G4.

    Apple posted the requirements for UT 2003 too: G4 @ 700 Mhz.

    Edit: could also mean the necessity of a Level 3 cache!

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