just made a quick test, someone might be interested:
the specs tested:
viewport fps shaded / viewport fps textured
OSX 10.2, 2.24 release candidate, 640MB RAM, 867MHZ, 133 MHZ FSB, GeForce2MX
- WinXP, 2.34 official release, 640MB RAM, 600MHZ, 105 MHZ FSB, GeForce4MX
- WinXP, 2.34 intel optimized, 640MB RAM, 600MHZ, 105 MHZ FSB, GeForce4MX
config_1 26,57s 0,65/1,89fps
config_2 44,29s 1,26/3,70fps
config_3 28,60s 1,75/3,89fps
intel optimized version gives best results, considering that the XP machine has a 276MHZ lower clock. the difference between OSX and the intel standard edition correlates almost exactly with the clock difference. the viewport performance is low due to the outdated cards, but also here the optimized version is slightly better.
i’m wondering if the OSX version could be further optimized for the G5.
ok this is no tom’s hardware test, it’s not even the same machines - just was curious how big the differences are.
i’ll shortly test a dual 2GHZ G5 with one GB RAM and the new GF 6800. i’ll post the results here (and hope for MAJOR performance improvements - as this should become my new work-horse).