G4/Mac OS X Quake 3 faster than P3!

NicholasX

Registered
I saw this over and Barefeets.com http://www.barefeats.com/quakeX.htm

assuming this is true, it's fairly impressive.

A dual 500 mhz G4 setup with a GeForce 2 MX pulled 133 fps at 640 x 480 fastest.

compare that to a dual P3 800 mhz with a GeForce 2 GTS DDR that pulls 140 fps at 640 x 480 fastest

http://www3.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1278&p=9.

the dual p3 setup fulls ahead at 1024 ( 69 fps vs 50 fps), but it's still very impressive achievement considering that the P3 is clocked much faster and the test setup has a much faster graphics card for the P3.

Makes me wonder about Jobs' claims. Maybe OSX and a G4 are better for more than just photoshop.
 

Tigger

Bring mich zum Licht!
I would like to see what the Pentium machine would show if it also had a Radeon inside.
Cause if you look at the framerate of the 733G4 with the same graphicscard as the PC (GForce 2MX), this is substantially lower.
Maybe because the NVIDIA-drivers for X are only Alpha or so.

But it sure is nice to see how a Mac is kicking the ass of a PC in fps. Never seen this before... ;)
 
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