nice positive reassuring outlook. i thought the world was going to end
when i heard the intel announcement, and a lot of people on appleInsider chatroom at the time were totally like WTF? no dual core g5 or powerbook g5 instead we get this f***** s***** ????!!!!
but with the veil of microsoft lifted and proven several years of R&D into mac os X on Intel, things are looking promising. pentium Ms with 1mb of L2 cache, 400/533mhz FSB, hitting 2ghz without too much of a sweat, and that's *shipping* stuff, steve has taken a good hit of the pipe(line)
and has seen the future. good on him.
given the mac's core target is consumer PCs then possibly into home entertainment or business client workstations, a dedicated GPU of low-to-mid-end is 'more than enough' as you mention. 1 year down the line, as powerful GPUs go mainstream in macintels for coreimage and h.264 acceleration is in place, more goodstuff to come.
personally i've never used AMD before but now that i'm no longer an AMD virgin i'm glad that it's a nice mistress for apple to cheat on Intel with
should Intel start to become a naggy b*tch.
cyberMonkey here's the bloody poem
how do i love my nvidia 6600GT
let me count many a way
where once i just could stand by and see
now i can enter the fray
"overclock this, and fps that!
peecees rule, your macs suck!"
and so there i cried and sat
wondering, am i sorely out of luck?
but now out of my system it's gone
i'll chomp on 3dmark, nibble on OS eX
for this debate in my mind it is done
i'll play both sides, just like when i have ...