Seven Days In Boot Camp
7:49 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments
After a week experimenting with Apple's Boot Camp, software which allows booting of Windows XP on Intel Macs, Macworld's Game Room offers some insights into the revolutionary new software.
One of the most startling things Iíve discovered is just how wide the difference is between the performance of PC games and their Mac game equivalents. I don't have scientific results yet, but anecdotally, Iíve seen anywhere from 20 to 30 percent improvements in frame rates on the PC version compared to the Universal Binary Mac version. To read the rest of the weblog article click on the link below.
Macworld Game Room: A Week In Boot Camp
Thatís another real kick in the pants for Mac game developers, but I donít think it should be viewed as an indictment of their coding skills, because this drop in Mac OS X-native performance is noticeable regardless of who publishes or ports the Mac version of the game. Instead, itís something that our friends at Apple may want to take a closer look at.
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