Hey all, this week I am going to purchase either a mac dual G5 system or a g4 17" powerbook. The deciding factor is the video card, or more specifically it’s OpenGL support. The powerbook has an ATI radeon card in it, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if blender will run with hardware acceleration (and wings as well, although I know this isn’t the right forum…)
I’m pretty scared because of all the horror stories I have heard pc users tell about ATI cards and Blender. I sure would hate to buy the laptop then be stuck without my precious 3D magic maker :o (and wings as well, although I know this isn… wait, Deja Vu.) Since all the high end macs ship with Radeons, am I to take it that ATI driver support for OpenGL is better than on PC’s?
If I can get performance that is at least as good as my athlon 1.2 ghz with a old geforce2 pci, I will be happy with my purchase, and hold off on the g5 desktop until next semester.
Any experiences to share?