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Wednesday, April 4, 2001
IMG Reviews iMac SE
6:34 PM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

In case you haven't made it out the the IMG front page today, our review of the iMac SE has been posted for your reading pleasure. The article takes a look at the 600 Mhz version of the colorful machine, as well as testing it for interested gamers out there. This iMac does ship with a 16MB version of the Rage 128 Ultra, as opposed to the earlier 8MB chips, and sounds like it handles games well. Here's a clip from the review with more:

When tested against a variety of old and new games, the iMac Special Edition was a solid performer. Unscientific benchmarks had this machine easily breaking the 30 frames per second barrier at 640x480 resolution using 32-bit color in both Quake 3 Arena and Unreal Tournament. In most cases, the frame rates in these two 3D shooters peaked above 60 frames averaging at over 30 frames per second.

With its support of both OpenGL and RAVE acceleration, the Rage 128 Ultra easily handled every game title that was thrown at it. Carmageddon 2, which is best played using RAVE acceleration, is a four year old game that worked just as well as Blizzard Entertainment’s recent hit Diablo II, which can work with or without 3D acceleration. Not surprisingly, simple 2D games such as Delta Tao’s Spaceward Ho! also ran without incident.

Be sure to head over and read through the rest of the interview now. While the polka dots may not appeal to the hardcore crowd, the machine is the fastest G3 available and should do well with most every game out there.

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