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23 August 2018 - 09:43 AM

Old: Unreal (the very first one, not Tournament), on Mac OS
Newer: currently it would be Deus Ex Human Revolution and Mankind Divided, on Steam

In Topic: Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

20 August 2018 - 01:02 AM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 19 August 2018 - 09:58 PM, said:

Presently, nothing Apple is doing with ARM in a Mac is performance intensive as far as I know. I think they use it for the strip of questionable utility on some MacBook Pros if I recall correctly. I can't remember if it's used in any other models but I am thinking maybe not presently.

The 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro have the T1 chip. Quote from Wikipedia: "The Apple T1 chip is an ARMv7 SoC from Apple driving the System Management Controller (SMC) and Touch ID sensor of the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.[90] In addition to the traditional tasks of the SMC, this chip operates as a secure enclave for the processing and encryption of fingerprints as well as acting as a gatekeeper to the microphone and FaceTime HD camera protecting these possible targets from potential hacking attempts."

The 2018 MacBook Pro, as well as the iMac Pro, have the T2 chip which handles more tasks: "It serves as a secure enclave for encrypted keys, gives users the ability to lock down the computer's boot process, handles system functions like the camera and audio control, and handles on-the-fly encryption and decryption for the solid-state drive.[93][94][95] T2 also delivers "enhanced imaging processing" for the iMac Pro's FaceTime HD camera.".

In Topic: Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

20 July 2018 - 01:41 PM

We have Battle Cats.

In Topic: New 2018 MBPs released

18 July 2018 - 11:57 PM

The follow-up, Here’s how Apple’s new MacBook Pro throttles with Final Cut Pro X exports. Core i9 faster with two cores disabled.

In Topic: New 2018 MBPs released

18 July 2018 - 12:47 AM

Video raises concerns about excessive thermal throttling on 2018 MacBook Pro w/ Intel Core i9: product marketing scores again against engineering.