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Windows on Mac Faster than OSX?
Written by Gizmo   
Thursday, 20 April 2006 06:25

Gabe over at Penny Arcade has apparently booted up his MacIntel and run Boot Camp on it with Windows, and gotten some interesting results.  Running World of Warcraft with all the settings maxed out, he got 15-20 FPS under OSX, while he got 35-40 FPS under Windows.

Now this is interesting, because one of the things the Apple crowd have always said was that on a given hardware platform, the Mac was faster than the PC.  It's just that up until now we never had a way to directly compare the two.

So, here's the question to consider.  Was this really a fair test?  After all, there are a lot of things that could come into play here, and chief among those (at least in my mind) is how optimized the Mac video drivers are vs. the Windows video drivers.

What I suspect will be found when people start sitting down and really comparing the two OSes is that OSX is really good at some things and stinks at others, just like Windows.  What do you think?  Tell us, in the forums!

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