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In Topic: 27" iMac Update: 10th Gen Intel Chips, RDNA GPUs, 10Gb Networking, and more

Yesterday, 07:42 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 05 August 2020 - 06:39 PM, said:

21.5" iMac is the same design that has been shipping for years now - so if that model had upgradeable RAM then it still is currently.

The RAM is still easily upgradeable in the 27" model.

In other words, 21.5" iMacs don't have upgradable ram like models after 2011? Thats a big problem like spending more than 1300 dollars on a 27" model where then you can press a button on the back to open the compartment door in order upgrade ram bought from third party sellers like amazon. Its as expensive as it is to buy ram directly from Apples when purchasing a computer all together.

Then you have ARM contrasting AMD Ryzen CPUs. I ask this Sneaky Snake, because Windows 10 left a bad taste in my mouth. So what does mean for linux distros like PopOS in the compatibility realm? How does that work for audio and video editing programs with or without Lutris and Wine, Unity3d 2020 on ubuntu derived OS's like PopOS, and then theirs Godot?

In Topic: 27" iMac Update: 10th Gen Intel Chips, RDNA GPUs, 10Gb Networking, and more

Yesterday, 05:49 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 04 August 2020 - 10:34 AM, said:

Apple updated the 27" iMac today. Notable updates:
  • 10th gen intel chips, up to the 10 core i9 10900 CPU
  • RDNA graphics, up to 5700XT with 16GB GDDR6
  • Double the memory capacity (up to 128GB)
  • Option for "Nano-texture" glass (Apple speak for matte display)
  • Option for 10Gb networking
  • Same 2012 design (probably saving the fresh new design for the apple silicon iMac)
SSD storage is now standard on all 21.5" and 27" iMacs (about time). RIP fusion drives. The 21.5" iMac remains unchanged otherwise.

So no 21.5" imac with easily upgradeable ram? Assuming deprecation of 32 bit libraries and OpenGL for games and game engines that dont support Metal 2 are present in Big Sur. And that means what, a Linux computer would be a better buy then? Regardless if its Ubuntu or PopOS?

In Topic: Apple Plans to Announce Move to Its Own Chips at WWDC

12 June 2020 - 10:47 PM

View PostUmarOMC1, on 12 June 2020 - 09:16 PM, said:

For that money I'd prefer building my own system, if you want to get something and start using it out of the box those system76 boxes look like a great option.

They charge less when you select a AMD Ryzen 3200G(assuming that means theirs integrated Vega8 graphics), my issue is the DDR4 Ram only including 8 gigs, and the harddrive is only 120 GB for $899 excluding shipping and handling plus the Radeon 550 only has 2 GBs of Vram. The base model Thelio does not look like it takes up tons of space.

Plus I was wondering if there would be a huge difference in how a engine like unity 2019 or prior version would be stable enough to run on PopOS compared to OS X, putting aside playing games in the Steam Proton realm. If I were to use a debian linux destro, I would like to try to experiment making games with unity 2019, but not sure if it would be less of a headache even on a ubuntu based OS like Pop.

I am aware that the game engine Godot doesn't require a full install regardless if its Windows or MacOS .

Again, if I bought a linux computer tomorrow, I want one that reduces the amount of time to set up using audio programs that have decent samples like garageband, but freeware applications like blender3d, gimp or Krita so don't know if theirs a huge difference between arch and ubuntu base distros.

In Topic: Apple Plans to Announce Move to Its Own Chips at WWDC

12 June 2020 - 05:25 PM

View PostUmarOMC1, on 12 June 2020 - 02:19 AM, said:

I'm writing this from Manjaro Linux, downloading BioShock: Infinite (because it doesn't work in Catalina), after a fairly easy setup on a secondary HDD in my Hackintosh...right now I feel like if I didn't need files that are on that MacPro I'd be setting up an eBay auction for it already. I've a lot of tinkering to do but this isn't the headache I remember having when I was trying out YellowDog Linux/PPC

Got a opinion on PopOS? What about experimenting with game engines like unity3d or godot? If I had 1,300 dollars burning in my pocket would you recommend a thelio from system76?

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

14 April 2020 - 06:29 PM

Wont be playing Shogun 2 Fall Of The Samurai let alone other total war games that already worked well on my 2011 imac anytime soon, played some the neverwinter nights EE OC though, and a few months ago jedi outcast II single player.