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I'm curious about the RAM. Apple states PC2700,... 7,520 Views / 97 Replies  
I'm curious about the RAM. Apple states PC2700, which makes sense for the 1.42GHz version, having a faster bus. But shouldn't the 1.33GHz (133MHz bus) still do just fine with PC2100?
Posted by robco, on Jul 27, 2005 at 11:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Doom 3 also runs more slowly under Linux compared... 2,725 Views / 53 Replies  
Doom 3 also runs more slowly under Linux compared to Windows - on the same hardware (http://www.anandtech.com/linux/showdoc.aspx?i=2241). It's likely a combination of software (different compilers,...
Posted by robco, on Mar 7, 2005 at 03:39 PM, in Gaming
Not necessarily anti-social. Control freaks... 3,743 Views / 68 Replies  
Not necessarily anti-social. Control freaks maybe, not not anti-social. ;)

Think of it as your own "reality" TV show.
Posted by robco, on Mar 7, 2005 at 03:33 PM, in Gaming
SMP shouldn't make a difference. The Athlon64s... 4,100 Views / 72 Replies  
SMP shouldn't make a difference. The Athlon64s are single-CPU setups running at about the same clock speeds and they beat out the P4s hands-down on Doom 3. Since AMD and Intel (and IBM and...
Posted by robco, on Mar 4, 2005 at 04:45 PM, in Gaming
The iMac G5 does have EIDE on the mobo, as do... 7,076 Views / 58 Replies  
The iMac G5 does have EIDE on the mobo, as do most newer PCs. While the hard drive uses SATA, the optical drive is stil EIDE. The education model uses EIDE for the hard drive, since it has no...
Posted by robco, on Mar 1, 2005 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Exactly, however you have to sell the whole... 15,262 Views / 131 Replies  
Exactly, however you have to sell the whole machine, that's my point. If I buy a nice iMac G5 with a 20" LCD and want something faster, I can't keep that nice 20" display to use with my next...
Posted by robco, on Feb 25, 2005 at 12:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
The Mac mini is a good first step for Apple, but... 15,262 Views / 131 Replies  
The Mac mini is a good first step for Apple, but I hope it isn't the last. I hope that Apple finally gets the message that not all consumers want all-in-one systems like the iMac or eMac. Don't get...
Posted by robco, on Feb 24, 2005 at 04:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'd point her here... 1,051 Views / 21 Replies  
I'd point her here (http://developer.apple.com/java/). Find out which Java development tool(s) she prefers to use and load 'em up, along with XCode of course. Not just that, but find out what other...
Posted by robco, on Feb 17, 2005 at 09:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Apple Store is unloading their back stock of... 875 Views / 12 Replies  
The Apple Store is unloading their back stock of 1.33GHz 12" PowerBooks for $300 off ($1299 Combo, $1499 SuperDrive). That puts the PowerBook only $175 more than a comparably-equipped iBook and...
Posted by robco, on Feb 15, 2005 at 06:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Theoretically, the PBG4 can handle up to 4GB, the... 833 Views / 4 Replies  
Theoretically, the PBG4 can handle up to 4GB, the limit for 32-bit CPUs.
Posted by robco, on Feb 9, 2005 at 06:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So not left out in the cold. The new Core Image... 2,426 Views / 22 Replies  
So not left out in the cold. The new Core Image page (http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/coreimage.html) no longer lists specific GPUs. The 9200 Mobility is a programmable GPU, so it is possible...
Posted by robco, on Feb 8, 2005 at 04:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It would be nice too if Apple included mini-DVI... 7,746 Views / 18 Replies  
It would be nice too if Apple included mini-DVI out on the iMac G5, like the 12" PB, for outputting to HDTV.
Posted by robco, on Jan 31, 2005 at 03:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
The TurboCache version only works over... 7,746 Views / 18 Replies  
The TurboCache version only works over PCI-Express, AGP doesn't have enough bandwidth. That, and I don't think Apple would go for it.
Posted by robco, on Jan 28, 2005 at 09:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
It will hit the six-month mark soon. nVidia has... 7,746 Views / 18 Replies  
It will hit the six-month mark soon. nVidia has finally released an AGP version of the GeForce 6200, so perhaps Apple will adopt that as the new entry-level GPU. More VRAM would certainly be nice....
Posted by robco, on Jan 28, 2005 at 06:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Here are some comparative benchmarks from... 832 Views / 7 Replies  
Here are some comparative benchmarks from BareFeats (http://www.barefeats.com/motion.html). If you plan to use it often (and to make money), then going with a G5 with the 9600XT might be better...
Posted by robco, on Jan 26, 2005 at 04:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
The 8X may be a misprint. The official specs... 1,662 Views / 27 Replies  
The 8X may be a misprint. The official specs (http://www.apple.com/macmini/specs.html) still list 4x drives. It would make sense, since the iMac G5 and PowerBooks also show the same speed and would...
Posted by robco, on Jan 25, 2005 at 09:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
The G4 architecture is slow, there's no getting... 2,844 Views / 30 Replies  
The G4 architecture is slow, there's no getting around that. Freescale does have improved G4s in the pipe that will run on a much faster system bus, but AFAIK, they haven't shipped yet. They'll...
Posted by robco, on Jan 21, 2005 at 08:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
My point is that people are waiting until Tiger... 3,286 Views / 35 Replies  
My point is that people are waiting until Tiger is available and shipping. However, there are occasionally bugs in the first release, as was the case with Panther, that can cause problems. I would...
Posted by robco, on Jan 19, 2005 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
"Don't buy a Rev/A product" and "don't by a x.0... 3,286 Views / 35 Replies  
"Don't buy a Rev/A product" and "don't by a x.0 version of software." Sure, Tiger will ship in the early half of 2005, but I would wait until the first point release before taking the plunge.
Posted by robco, on Jan 18, 2005 at 09:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
 
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