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1-12-2011 @ 7:46PM
Macs, especially mac laptops, make it more difficult or expensive to get a good video card. Combined with driver updates being tied to *Apple*'s release schedule (since you can't install separate drivers -- at least, nvidia doesn't seem to provide them) rather than the graphics card manufacturers, and you've got a somewhat shitty situation for getting high end graphics compared to the ease + cost on a PC.Cataclysm seriously hindered my graphics on my mac laptop; my roommate is even more screwed. I can't upgrade the graphics card in my mac like I might be able to on a PC, and even if I could have purchased an upgrade at purchase time (I couldn't), the cost to get the cards that are supported by the mac tends to be higher on average.You're talking about a high end machine already. There are a lot of people out there that don't have high end gaming rigs, and they are the kinds of people hurt. Dollar for dollar, getting good performance out of 3d games on a mac is more expensive than on a PC.
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