Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
No, he wouldn't. Please don't perpetrate a lie that stopped being true over half a decade ago.
The iMac is a respectable gaming machine. It's gaming chic. 21 or 27 inch gorgeous built in display with plenty of ram, powerful cpu and 'decent' gpu with the world's best operating system at its core.
I realised when my 24 inch Core 2 duo could run the Resident Evil 5 demo in native resolution at 30 fps that mac gaming arrived sometime time back. Half Life 2 looks great on it and runs brilliantly.
It's not sli GPu water cooled over clocked CPU bleeding edge gaming. But it's respectable. I love playing City of Heroes on it. But I bet the current i7 radeon top end puts mine well and truly in the shade.
Between steam, boot camp, mac app store, iOS...macs and apple are resurgent in gaming. In fact, they now lead in portable gaming leaving Sony and nintendo reeling on the floor after the iOS juggernaut ran them over.
The gaming engines seem pretty standardised over the consoles and pcs anyhow. I don't see a drastic shift in visual quality until 2013 onward when he next gen consoles hit.
Sure, the latest GPus are powerful but apple doesn't sell them and how many games are truly jaw dropping or take advantage of them? I'm more impressed by Batman, Heavy Rain and La Noire on a dirt cheap and ageing ps3.
All told... Apple are leading the gaming revolution right where it's happening. Portability.
Pc cheap tower gaming like a cheap hooker.
iMac gaming like a high class escort.
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