For games on a Intel Mac your best bet is to use Bootcamp so you can dual boot it into Windows XP. Using Rosetta or anything else for that matter will hurt performance. If you do stretch for a MacBook Pro make sure to clock the GPU up to the ATI specifications, Apple down clock them for better battery and heat.(You’ll need to use the Catalyst drivers as the the drivers that come with Bootcamp wont allow you to use any overclocking software.)[/quote:d0c58a0859]
Thats my main argument for not getting a Mac. I asked a mate why he was getting one since most of the stuff he used his laptop for was Windows orientated and he just replied “Well I can use Bootcamp and dual boot”. So basically the one reason he was buying one was becuase it looke good. Make sure you don’t get one for the same reason. :)
From the benchmarks I’ve seen Core 2 Duo and Core Duo are pretty close were gaming is involved, it’ll be processor hungry tasks like encoding video that really sees the Core 2 architecture take flight. If you’re really not in a rush wait until the next iteration of Core 2 Duo it’s expected the early part of 2007… sorry can’t remember the name. Early gossip has it beating the current gen by a long margin. If you’re in a rush though Core Duo is a perfectly fine processor range. [/quote:d0c58a0859]
Quite right actually, check out the review on Anandtech for a comparison of the two chips. Oblivion seems to be the first game to show a marked difference. I havn’t heard about the new iteration of the chip yet though? :?