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Steam for Mac vs. Steam for Windows: Benchmarks

Steam for Mac vs. Steam for Windows: Benchmarks

Posted May 17, 2010 at 1:16pm by iClarified · 6536 views
The first comparison benchmarks of Steam for Mac vs. Steam for Windows has been posted by TomsHardware.

The site used a late-2009 MacBook Pro and a custom-built hackintosh for testing.

We can see immediately that Portal for Mac is nowhere near as capable as its Windows counterpart. However, there are several interesting points to take away from this. Portal for Mac, in its current form, is at least able to deliver playable frame rates, even on a lower-end Mac like last year's MacBook Pro. Admittedly, the biggest bottleneck here is the GPU.

On the hackintosh side, it looks like the Mac drivers play a key role. "Until Apple comes out with higher-performance drivers, we'll continue to see a significant delta between the two platforms." TomsHardware also notes that OpenGL is better suited to productivity than gaming.

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samK
samK - May 17, 2010 at 3:15pm
elegance, mac. performance, alienware. best of both worlds, someday... the price you pay for a mac is way more than a pc in terms of specs.
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