PC vs. Mac spped
OK, here are some benchmarks with Doom 3 on the Mac vs. the PC. Shows the Mac is actually quite slow still. This is done with a Power Mac G5 2.5 GHz and the ATI X800 XT, so it is not because of lack of hardware. Macworld: News: A first look at Doom 3 Mac benchmarks
Doom 3 Benchmarks
640 x 480 800 x 600 1024 x 768 1280 x 1024 1600 x 1200
No FSAA 47.1 45.3 41.3 35.6 29.5
FSAA 2x 44.9 42.5 38.2 31.7 24.8
FSAA 4x 40.8 36.7 30.3 23.6 18.4
BEST RESULTS IN BOLD. ALL RESULTS ARE IN FRAMES PER SECOND.
All tests were performed at “High Quality” video settings with all Advanced Options turned on (High Quality Special Effects, Enable Shadows, Enable Specular, Enable Bump Maps) except for Vertical Sync. Anisotropic filtering was set to 8x. Frames per second averages were achieved running the timedemo demo1 command; the demo was run twice, and the higher average was used.
The demo really pushes the hardware, and i