Originally posted by hmurchison
Onlooker is heavy into 3D and he's right. If you want the fastest 3D then right now PCs are going to win hands down. Apple could ameliorate this situation by actively promoting ATI and Nvidia's higher end cards and helping with driver development. Maybe that'll happen with Tiger..who knows.
My particular needs for a Powermac G5 would be Audio and Video so I'm not in the same boat. The G5 kicks enough butt there to keep me happy.
I'm not disagreeing that PC's certainly have definite speed advantages over Mac's in certain areas, 3D being one of them.
The part of Onlooker's post that confused me was his satisfaction with the performance of his three previous PowerMacs, I can only assume he was satisfied since he kept buying them, but his disappointment with the current G5's.
As I said in my previous post, PC's and Mac's have certain strengths and weaknesses in performance when compared to one another and there's no one test that will satisfy everyone.
So I guess what I'm saying is that if Onlooker is disappointed with PowerMac performance in comparison to PC's then that is understandable, but if his disappointment is with the performance of current PowerMacs to previous ones, then that I don't understand and from the way his post was worded that certainly seemed to be one of the things he was complaining about.
P.S. I also do Video work and am waiting patiently for the next rev. G5's to upgrade my 867 G4 Quicksilver, though to be honest the 867 still does a damn fine job with FCP and DVDSP.