Snow Leapord?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by barrett092, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. barrett092 macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2009
    What will Mac's new OS do for Mac Gaming considering the ability to use duel video cards?

    Just curious.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Nothing, probably. No SLI or CrossFire.

    Coincidentally, that's the same amount we know about Snow Leopard.
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    No word and leaning toward no.
  4. barrett092 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2009
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Welcome to Apple.
  6. quotemeas macrumors regular

    May 28, 2008
    Tell me why a Mom would need two video cards, or a college student, or a work professional. Apple is targeting mainstream computer users, people who don’t know a lot about computer hardware or software and just want their computing experience to be "easy." They are not targeting the gaming enthusiast or the creative professional (excluding Mac Pro/MacBook Pro (kinda)) with the main product line. None of the target consumers require dual graphics cards, so it is an obvious call that Apple will not provide them right now. It would add cost, space, etc. If you want dual graphics cards, build a PC and run Windows. That is what I did, and am very happy with my gaming. Don’t be disappointed that a product doesn't meet the minority of consumers' "wants."
  7. drichards macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2008
    I really can't see the point of advanced PC gaming when you can have a PS3 or an Xbox360 for significantly less than the cost of your two PCIexpress cards...

    And the Mac Pro supports multiple cards already, fwiw.
  8. chewietobbacca macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2007
    Of course, you'll need that TV and pay $10 more for a game without the ability to mod those games :rolleyes:

    There's benefits to both, but these days, you can get a video card for $200 that can make the graphics on a game at 1080p on a PC look far better than the PS3/XBOX360 versions. Case in point: GTA IV
  9. Cabbit macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2006
    Did not know we needed tri SLi for Warcraft and The Sims :p
  10. smacky! macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2008
    again with this response...

    i'll tell ya why - TO GAME. sorry. And companies should be careful about what they think their customers want, otw, companies will lose sight (CIP: GM/Chrysler, etc) - yes, we're a minority, but a VOCAL one, to be sure - otw, why would they keep trying to make chummy with us?

    That EA blitz - remmebr that? Apple was all like, 'check us out, we can play games, too' - umm. yeah. ok. and then proceeded to act like we all have not taken a shower in a long time - hey man, i showered yesterday, ok?

    And ya know what? I bought CnC:TW for mac - and while it's not the LAST mac game i will buy, you can bet most of us were pretty disappointed.

    i think, what it is: we know you can do better apple! we KNOW you can! so why not just bite the bullet and do it already? ya, market share - ya, 'most comsumers' - w/e.

    hackintoshes have shown that this is not going to go away - what's wrong with wanting the best of both worlds in 1 machine???
  11. benmrii macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2007
    If companies didn't have a target audience their products would be like diarrhea: nothing solid, sloppy, annoying and unwanted. You have to focus on a particular consumer to be (solid) successful. If Honda wanted their next minivan to please everyone it would end up pleasing no one, so instead they design and market it to soccer moms.

    Remember the commercial that jump started the franchise again, Here's to the Crazy Ones, was spawned because Jobs demanded Apple focus not on power or capabilities as much as the consumers they wanted to target.

    And while lots of people are "vocal" about their concerns, they aren't vocal enough in the only way that matters to companies: not purchasing their product.

    Actually I think this proves the opposite: "hackintoshes" have shown that people who really want to game and really want a Mac will work around it, not change to a PC if Apple's intentions don't change.

    Hey, I wish these things weren't true, but they are. Gamers are not even close to the majority of computer consumers, especially not standard config, pre-built boxes. When I was serious about PC gaming I had two systems. Now I'm fine just fooling around at whatever my Mac can handle.

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