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mattw

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In Topic: iMac Pro lands 14 Dec

13 December 2017 - 01:20 PM

I've no doubt it will be a great machine for some needs but, it already appears there is some thermal throttling compared to the same GPU in a real desktop case. Barefeats tweeted how an old 2010 Mac Pro with the same GPU can outscore it:

https://twitter.com/barefeats

All in one machines have there own advantages but a traditional well ventilated case with upgradable components does too.

In Topic: Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

12 December 2017 - 07:00 AM

Definitely the F1 2017 announcement and day 1 release. I was already enjoying your F1 2016 port but watching YouTube videos from beta testers about 2017 and all the improvements.

They made me want to play it but I did not expect a MacOS port necessarily to ever arrive, never mind a PC release day launch as well!

Thank you so much and keep up the great work!

In Topic: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for macOS now in final stages of development

06 December 2017 - 03:11 PM

Hopefully now I upgraded to an RX580 I'll be able to play this, and stave off the obsolescence just that bit longer.

So far only Mafia 3 fails to launch but must be a dual socket machine specific as I read of a 6-Core 3.33GHz owner that can run it.

In Topic: Windows gaming via Parallels or VMware Fusion?

27 November 2017 - 06:59 AM

I think it depends on the seller and their knowledge with used machines in general.

I am interested in what the next Mac Pro ends up being like too but it needs to be a decent improvement for me to spend the kind of money they ask (the 2013 model wasnít and the iMac GPUs were only in the same ball park). Iíve also been close to the 5K iMac route but with an RX580 now in my old machine Iím happy enough for a while longer.

In Topic: Windows gaming via Parallels or VMware Fusion?

26 November 2017 - 03:41 PM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 25 November 2017 - 06:14 PM, said:

Good show. I just upgraded my old Fusion 7 license to Fusion 10 for $40.

Update: whoops, turns out my 2008 Mac Pro is no longer supported by Fusion 10. So either I get a refund or keep the license for next year when I plan to upgrade.

(It's had a good run but this Mac is starting to get painful, now that Apple and other companies have dropped support. Despite the fact that many things run well on it.)

I'd be surprised if you couldn't pickup a used 2009 model cheaply, and recoup most of the cost of that by selling the 2008 on.

Then you would only need to pickup some cheap server pulled RAM (assuming it didn't have enough). It is easy to flash the firmware to a 5.1 for MacOS versions all the way up to High Sierra (and probably beyond) and you can easily move over your hard disks/SSD, GPU and and PCI-E cards.