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  1. But if you look at the Cinebench results, which...

    But if you look at the Cinebench results, which is a great benchmark tool that measures rendering and OpenGL, the Mac lags way behind the PC in OpenGL in Cinema too.

    My dual 2.5 Ghz G5 with an...
  2. Thread: Bam!

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    Bam!

    Raytrace scene on dual 2.5 Ghz G5 with 4.5 gigs RAM, OS X 10.3.7, nVidia 6800 Ultra, Lightwave 8.0.1, 8 threads:

    http://www.swproductions.com/raytrace.jpg

    The only thing I can think of is...
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    I've got a 2-month old ATI 9600 XT with 128 megs...

    I've got a 2-month old ATI 9600 XT with 128 megs RAM for sale, if anyone wants it. It's the OEM card that came with my G5.
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    yes, it all depend if you know what you are doing...

    yes, it all depend if you know what you are doing

    Nope. Even if you know what you are doing, there are more incompatibilities and more issues with PC hardware. If you know what you are doing,...
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    Strata is much faster on the Mac, according to...

    Strata is much faster on the Mac, according to benchmarks. :)

    Maxon's Mac support with Cinema 4D seems to be really good. They were out with a G5-optimized update right away. I think Cinema 4D XL...
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    I own PCs and Macs. I have extensive experience...

    I own PCs and Macs. I have extensive experience with PCs, for well over a decade.

    Being able to build your own PC is a blessing and a curse. One reason PCs have a lot more incompatibilities and...
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    BeOS was based on an indexed file system. Tiger...

    BeOS was based on an indexed file system. Tiger and WinFS are based on a relational database for the metadata of all your files. The Mac OS has had an indexed file system for years now too, but...
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    The new file system for Longhorn that uses a...

    The new file system for Longhorn that uses a database to store metadata. It was a huge part of Longhorn's new features and Microsoft couldn't get it done in time so they decided to take it out of...
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    This thread is really hilarious. Someone says...

    This thread is really hilarious. Someone says that they are switching from Mac to PC and people immediately start fighting about which one is better and PC users say there are no problems with a...
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    The hummer plays textured in real time, as far as...

    The hummer plays textured in real time, as far as I can tell. It takes about 6-7 seconds to play the entire scene.

    But on the subject of OpenGL, there definitely seems to be an issue with Macs,...
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    I don't have that scene.

    I don't have that scene.
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    Seriously, How do you benchmark the OpenGL...

    Seriously,

    How do you benchmark the OpenGL performance in LW in a scientific way, versus an anecdotal way?

    Which scene should I load up and play? Are there display resolution settings I should...
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    I have a dual 2.5 Ghz with a 6800. What test...

    I have a dual 2.5 Ghz with a 6800. What test should I perform?
  14. I think I'm leaning towards two 1600 x 1200 LCD...

    I think I'm leaning towards two 1600 x 1200 LCD monitors of a different brand now...
  15. I have 2 21" Princeton 2010 CRT monitors. One of...

    I have 2 21" Princeton 2010 CRT monitors. One of them (secondary) has a big area on the right that is greenish/grey. Degaussing it does nothing. This one also isn't that sharp in that same area. ...
  16. Best place for content for LW? Best Web site for LW?

    I'm finally getting real with this application that I paid for a couple of years ago and never got around to becoming really good with. I now have a dual 2.5 Ghz G5 and an nVidia 6800 on order, so I...
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    I got 46 seconds on Raytrace on my new dual 2.5...

    I got 46 seconds on Raytrace on my new dual 2.5 Ghz G5.

    OS X 10.3.5
    4.5 gigs RAM
    stock 160 gig SATA HD
    stock ATI 9600 (waiting on my 6800 to be shipped)

    LW 8.0.1
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    That sounds like a very useful utility. Thanks....

    That sounds like a very useful utility. Thanks.

    Apple gives the developers the ability to easily make their applications aware of the Dock. Most applications I use don't interfere with the Dock...
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    Item Pop-up goes under Dock

    Do I really have to hide my Dock to use this Mac OS X application that puts pop-up menus under the Dock?

    Thanks
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    Re: Quadro Cards Can anyone point me to some...

    Re: Quadro Cards

    Can anyone point me to some evidence that a 256 meg Quadro card will provide superior performance over a 256 meg 6800 card?

    I'm sure there is a reason some people buy video...
  21. One of the things I'm debating is getting a 30"...

    One of the things I'm debating is getting a 30" Cinema Display, or getting a 23" and a 20" for about the same price.

    Another thing I'm considering is skipping the Apple displays and get 2 20"...
  22. If I end up buying an Apple LCD (debating on...

    If I end up buying an Apple LCD (debating on that), I will buy it from Fry's. They have a 30 day refund policy, even with the Apple displays.

    Apple's policy on returning their LCDs stinks,...
  23. I cut it down to just 2-1 Gig modules. Then I can...

    I cut it down to just 2-1 Gig modules. Then I can use the remaining ~$800 to buy more ram elsewhere.

    It's cheaper to get two 512 meg sticks and throw them in the trash, last time I checked.
  24. So, my arguement was, for $1800, I'd rather have...

    So, my arguement was, for $1800, I'd rather have 2 20" monitors than one 30" for more

    I agree. I'd rather have one Apple 23" and one Apple 20" than one Apple 30", for less money.

    Right now,...
  25. So 204%/162% (or 2.04/1.62) makes 1.259... or...

    So 204%/162% (or 2.04/1.62) makes 1.259... or 126%, or 26% faster. At, exactly 25% more clockspeed

    So I was right! It's disproportionately faster! :)
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