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Boland

Member Since 10 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 10 2017 05:51 AM
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In Topic: Feral's upcoming project?

10 October 2017 - 05:00 AM

View PostEllieFeral, on 10 October 2017 - 04:59 AM, said:



It was never announced. ;) Just a line on the Steam Store.

Okay okay...  I’ll let this one slide. Ha.
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In Topic: Feral's upcoming project?

10 October 2017 - 04:58 AM

View PostEllieFeral, on 10 October 2017 - 04:08 AM, said:

DiRT Rally will be our next Mac launch.

Wait a minute.... I thought you weren’t putting already announced games on the radar! :P

In Topic: The State of Mac Gaming in 2017 (Ars Article)

20 July 2017 - 03:47 AM

View PostSpike, on 16 July 2017 - 10:47 PM, said:

- There are a lot more Vulkan games then metal ones, even though Vulkan is a year later. Here is a list of 18 announced games for desktop on Wikipedia(I am not including mobile games.

Ummm. No there aren't. You're including games that are TBA (star citizen... really?!) as well as quake and quake 3 arena.

Have a look at this list.

https://forums.macru...-games.2045606/

I count far more metal games that you can play today.

In Topic: iMac Pro with up to 18core Xeon and Vega graphics coming in December

10 June 2017 - 02:08 AM

View PostAussieMacGamer, on 09 June 2017 - 09:09 PM, said:



This iMac is a kinda funny machine now that we know a new Mac Pro is coming. Sure it's a great Pro Setup, but I feel like 90% of people who need a workstation would shoot for an equivalent Mac Pro were one available. Unless Apple offers incredible value on this verses their own new cinema display and new mac pro (which I actually feel might be likely, don't know why they've been doing such good value on these iMacs for the past few years and such popsnizzlety on their own displays), I can't see many reasons to buy the iMac with the disadvantages it brings long term.


I'm curious still as to wether or not the new iMac has desktop 5 series cards, or if they're m series again? They aren't branded so. And if that VR demo was anything to go by, it seems pretty on par with 480/580 performance. That's a pretty fantastic result for consumers IMO, much better value than the last iMac.

EDIT: some digging finds at least that these are branded Radeon Pro 580 vs the RX 580. I think they're different cards...


Also, In terms of pricing, you could buy the cheapest 5k iMac, and a VR dev kit, for only AU$50 more than the iMac with the 580 built in. Upgradable (and re-sellable) graphics from the get-go.

Which makes me wonder if Apple would be able to find a way to implement a two port solution to pipe thunderbolt video data back into the iMac and save on the performance hit from using the internal display? Surely they're working on some solution to this... Eitherway future is bright.

Mac Mini with eGPU would be great too!

It's a full/fat desktop 580 down clocked a bit to keep the thermals in check.
Still very good.


In Topic: OS X Graphics API's: OpenGL vs Metal vs Vulkan

06 April 2017 - 07:46 PM

View PostMrUNIMOG, on 06 April 2017 - 03:56 PM, said:

Just because it initially offered the same functionality, doesn't mean Metal is actually based on OpenGL ES 3.0, does it?

Exactly.
The person doesn't have a clue what they're talking about.

Metal wasn't based on GL ES at all.