This is good - because WoW will no longer support the older architecture, it's likely to drop in it's disk space use by a little bit. Probably not much in the grand scheme of things (the game is almost 20GB, after all).Second, some of the newer iMacs and Mac Pros have decent video cards in them - the iMac starts with a 256mb 4670, and tops out at a 1GB 5750, which is not shabby at all. The Mac Pro can run 2x5570s, or 1 5870 - again, not shabby at all.All those people who say Macs aren't for gaming are living in an older era of silliness. I bet you spell Microsoft with a dollar sign, have Linux posters in your bedrooms, and make jokes about Macs not being able to right click (despite the fact that they can, and just don't normally need to).Disclaimer: I own three macs, but my primary gaming rig is a PC running a Phenom II-X4 @ 3.2GHZ with 8GB of RAM and a 1.25GB GTX470.
Thror: If you install windows on the mac, yes you can.GPU power is not only for photoshop or games.Programs like Motion and Color (in final cut studio) use a lot of gpu power too.
Don't forget that in WoW specifically, multi-core Intel-based Macs get multithreaded OpenGL, which often results in the game performing far better in OS X than Windows on the same hardware. This is definitely the case between OS X and Windows 7 on my Mac Pro, where I often observe almost twice the frame rate in OS X under similar conditions with the Windows client.It's even more of an incentive for those PPC stragglers to get with the times! My machines last five or six years too, but the move away from PPC was more of a paradigm shift than a simple performance upgrade!
Guess WoW won't be coming to the PS3 anytime soon. Yep, it uses PowerPC architecture.
Just for the record, I run WoW on full settings on an iMac, and run around on about 50-70 fps in Dal.
ftl blizz i raided up through togc on a 6 year g4 mac.my back up 1 year old pc? couldn't handel it.they handel wow just fine.
I despise both Mac and Windows. They are just for no use, they are expensive, unstable and way too restraining operating systems. I absolutely LOVE the freedom I get when using my OpenSuse. And I have no problems running games for Windows with Wine. And the best part: I do not have to pay for ineffective antivirus-software and whatnot. So, yeah, both Mac and Windows suck big time, in gaming and just about everything. Oh, and I really do not like to give my money to these multinational huge companies with NO interest in serving fair and working softwares. And if they happen to have that interest, they are doing it all for huge profits, and still I can get better software completely free of cost.
@Atlair: oh, yea. And that's for the windows side, but you didn't say anything about Mac defects.About the topic ... I'm really sad. I now play on an Intel iMac, but I still use my 6 yo PowerMac for working and I'd like to play with it too (as I've done till 6 months ago).And I think I will have to uninstal WoW from the minis of my father ...
Mac is a joke just like Windows. You can do the things Apple tells you can do just fine, but anything else is out of the question. Oh and yeah, the price is way over the quality of the product. When you buy a Mac, you are paying mostly of the "Apple" logo in it.I really honestly can't see why people are using either of those.
I played wow on my pc for a long time. Got a mac to do some graphic design etc, Loaded wow on it, and gave away the pc :) The graphics are beautiful and smooth. :) I love it!