Mac NVIDIA Interview
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Accelerate Your Mac has scored another interview with Brian Burke of
NVIDIA, regarding their plans for the Mac OS. Specifically, DVD playback, OS X
support, and future chip support (including NV 20 and GeForce2Go) are discussed.
Burke also tackles a couple of questions regarding their biggest competition
right now on the Mac, ATI's Radeon and Rage Mobility chipsets. Here's a
Mike: With DDR RAM vs SDR, my feeling is the Radeon should be faster at 32bit/higher resolutions in gaming. What has Nvidia seen? The rest of the interview is more open than the first round of Q&A's Burke gave,
Nvidia: When you say "in gaming" I assume you mean frame rates in Open GL accelerated games such as Quake3? The GeForce2 MX's performance in Quake3 is excellent in all modes and resolutions that are actually playable. (above 30 frames per second) While the DDR-based Radeon does offer slightly higher frame rates at the highest resolutions, these resolutions are beyond the range of many displays, and at unplayable frame rates anyway, and thus not particularly meaningful.
so definitely give it a read. There is still no conclusive evidence on which
solution Mac gamers will want, though both the GeForce 2 MX and Radeon should
be great cards for gaming. An xlr8 reader also updated his personal review of
the machine with more DVD and gaming info, so have a look at that as well if you're interested.
XLR8 Interview with Nvidia's Brian Burke
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