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its pretty ironic how Apple is something of a resolution pioneer, yet the GPUs they provide with their systems are barely powerful enough for just basic 2D acceleration on standard computer resolutions
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Originally Posted by bojinglebells View Post

its pretty ironic how Apple is something of a resolution pioneer, yet the GPUs they provide with their systems are barely powerful enough for just basic 2D acceleration on standard computer resolutions

This x 100. Unless I drop 5 grand on an apple, I dont think theres much past pong, tetris, and chess that apple can graphically do well.

http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MC814LL/A

For an I7, 8gb of 1333 ram, and 6970m 2gb card its pushing 3 grand.
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This x 100. Unless I drop 5 grand on an apple, I dont think theres much past pong, tetris, and chess that apple can graphically do well.
http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MC814LL/A
For an I7, 8gb of 1333 ram, and 6970m 2gb card its pushing 3 grand.

wut? You do realise GTA SA is on Mac and it runs quite well on the £1000-£1500 laptops? I know SA isn't exactly like Crysis but still.
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So 2000 USD for a laptop that can run GTA:SA. Don't make me laugh, Integrated graphics can run GTA:SA and APU's can easily do even better.
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Well if you are buying a Mac for gaming then you really are an idiot laugher.gif
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Well if you are buying a Mac for gaming then you really are an idiot laugher.gif

My Mac can play BF3 on medium, nearly all other games on highest settings. I can Play Skyrim @ 1680x1050 at 50 fps on high/ultra settings with 2x AA

In fact, I have no need to use my pc any more, my mac does everything, obviously its not as powerful, but does very well on all the latest games.
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Does this mean if I look at my iPhone 3G screen from around 2 metres away that makes it a retina display?
No, but it does mean you'll not be able to see the pixels like on a retina display. It's just like standing a meter back from your HDTV playing 720p content, and then standing four meters back. The point of the retina display, is you can view it at a normal viewing distance.
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its pretty ironic how Apple is something of a resolution pioneer, yet the GPUs they provide with their systems are barely powerful enough for just basic 2D acceleration on standard computer resolutions
To be honest, the GPUs they use lately are quite powerful.
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This x 100. Unless I drop 5 grand on an apple, I dont think theres much past pong, tetris, and chess that apple can graphically do well.
http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MC814LL/A
For an I7, 8gb of 1333 ram, and 6970m 2gb card its pushing 3 grand.
Cut the i7, leave it at 4GB of RAM, and 2GB VRAM and it's barely over 2k. Plus, next refresh is not too far off, so say hello to Ivy Bridge and the 7970M 2GB thumb.gif

My base 2011 iMac w/ a i5 2400S 2.5GHz and a 6750M 512MB can do Skyrim on high at 25 FPS at 1080p. The Witcher 2, about 20-25 FPS at 720p, that's hardly pong tongue.gif
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No, but it does mean you'll not be able to see the pixels like on a retina display. It's just like standing a meter back from your HDTV playing 720p content, and then standing four meters back. The point of the retina display, is you can view it at a normal viewing distance.

I know tongue.gif I was exaggerating. I fixed it in my next post
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Seriously I can't see the pixels on my iPhone 3G from what I would call a normal operating distance of between around 35cm and 60cm. Does that mean my 3G has a retina display?
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To be honest, the GPUs they use lately are quite powerful.
5870 and 6970m are not "quite powerful"? A GTX 560ti will eat either. Lets see some high-tier DESKTOP gpus; none of this mobile crap.
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Cut the i7, leave it at 4GB of RAM, and 2GB VRAM and it's barely over 2k. Plus, next refresh is not too far off, so say hello to Ivy Bridge and the 7970M 2GB thumb.gif
My base 2011 iMac w/ a i5 2400S 2.5GHz and a 6750M 512MB can do Skyrim on high at 25 FPS at 1080p. The Witcher 2, about 20-25 FPS at 720p, that's hardly pong tongue.gif

But I need an i7 for rendering and at least 8gb of ram to hold the freakin' ray bounce maps (I hate cinema 4D for this). With less than that it'll either take a year to render, or it wont render at all because it doesn't have enough RAM. Luckily my $1400 laptop offers both an i7, 8gb DDR3 ram AND a gtx 460m. I could also just use my $1200 desktop that has an i7, 6gb of ram and a GTX 260+. Both of those will leave me with a cool $3000+ in my pocket over the mac.
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