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05-13-2010, 01:13 PM
Anyone disappointed that mac users cannot change our cards?
my card is decent for lighter gaming but will be obsolete soon :(
20 Inch iMac 8,1
2.4GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB Ram
ATI Radeon 2400 HD XT
05-13-2010, 01:40 PM
That depends on what Mac you have, though with most you are stuck.
Apple would rather you buy a whole new computer than upgrade it.
I've swapped the card(s) in my Mac a few times though.
Mac Pro 1,1
Quad Xeon 2.66GHz
10 GB RAM
ATi Radeon HD 4870 (Flashed XFX)
05-13-2010, 01:46 PM
i am aware of the fact that Mac Pros offer the option of switching the cards (Something i envy btw :))
it is a shame that every other mac cannot, although it is understandable in perhaps the mini.
thanks for your reply! :)
05-13-2010, 10:16 PM
Mac Pro 1,1
Radeon X1900XT 512MB (Mac Edition)
I've only tried Portal so far, and while it's perfectly playable (though not pretty, mind you) there are odd lighting issues. In fact, I had to tweak some settings to get anything but complete whiteout in-game. That said, I'm NOT disappointed...far from it. This is a huge win for Mac gaming. Heck I'm just glad I don't have to fire up the gaming rig every time I have a few minutes to spare (which isn't that often :( ).
Major kudos Valve. You have a fan and customer for life.
05-14-2010, 08:28 AM
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