Hope Blizzard has devs at WWDC
And then there's the new Mac Pro... dual AMD FirePro GPUs with 6GB RAM each? And a PCIe-based SSD boot drive?
That's not nessesarily a good thing. you know how much firepro gpus are?
let me show you
based on specs they give for teraflops, it has to be this model they are using since dual S10000 would be well over 10 teraflops and they said theirs dual config pushes about 7
for the low low price of
2,399.99 per card.
and what performance will you get out of it?
"Compared to Radeon HD 7950, its central unit is slightly higher clocked but overall its gaming performance is lower than Radeon HD 7950 because Radeon HD 7950 benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro S9000 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be between 1% and 5% worse than Radeon HD 7950"
FirePro is not designed for gaming, that's not what hey are designed for. They are designed purely for professional use and these mac pros are going to be super high priced machines that play games about on par with an imac, maybe even worse when new imacs get haswell and 700 series nvidia cards
And if you really think the new Mac Pro will play WoW only as well as an iMac, despite the fact that it has a PCIe-based SSD and up to 6GB of RAM per card, I have to seriously question your intelligence level. Stop !@#$%ing and stop exaggerating. Spec ^-*!@s are so freaking obnoxious.
and yes, a new haswell imac with nvidia 700 series card probably will run wow just as good as one of these mac pros (an imac refresh is do soon too, and may even come first before mac pro. The mac pro was just demod early do to LOUD outcry about no word for so long).
despite the stuff mac pro has better, a firepro is not a gaming card, don't believe me try doing some googling. it's by no means terrible. you'll get playable fps, but vram isn't everything, processing power is irrelevant to games that don't use it. it's how that card is designed that matters. most games are not going to go "oh this computer has TWO firepros so lets use both of them". no. Heck most games don't even benefit from SLI now on windows side and it's had it years. So yes, a single more powerful gpu will outshine two lesser gpus. and by lesser i don't mean cheaper. the firepros are clearly superior as workstation and processing cards (opencl, etc). but they do NOT shine for gaming. it's no secret that they barely rival regular ole 7000 series ati cards, may even perform worse in some games.
I highly doubt ati is gonna go "here take these 2k cards and sell em for 400 a pop in mac pro". the video cards WILL be the bulk of the machines cost. I'd be shocked if the machines are less than 5k for what they showed. now maybe they'll have some entry levels that are using regular vid cards, if so that'll be great. Or maybe they'll just go real low end firepro and that'll really be bad cause then my 7950 will probably be more powerful than dual low end firepros that won't both get utilized most of the time.
we'll just have to wait and see.
As for opengl 4. I'd very much like to see that get used. It's doubtful we will see it get used until the forum sticky is mentioning dropping 10.8. so we are at least a couple years from that. MAYBE we'll see opengl 3.2 finally once 10.6 drops off blizzards radar. Anything more would not be likely because it'd be too much maintenance for such a small team of one guy (yes one guy) to maintain 3.2, 2.1 and 4.x similtaniously. I suspect we may see 3.2 soon with 10.6s impending support death and 2.1 retained as backup for a while 3.2 is beta'd
Trying to run WoW in fullscreen windowed causes it to bomb when trying to draw the window. At least thats what I am interpreting from Console.
SET gxMonitor "0"
This will hopefully force WoW to use the primary display only. This will blank the second monitor during gameplay, but it is preferable to the current situation.
He can substitute a 1 for the 0 to use the second display as WoW's monitor.
Doesn't work. At least not for me.
Str you running 10.9 Nezan, or 10.8? And which command is not working for you?
Edit: Just saw your other thread. I'll reply there.
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