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Apple’s Snow Leopard Graphics Update 1.0 – Drastic Improvement

Counter-Strike Source is pretty much the only “graphics intense” game I play, and since many of Valve’s creations have now been ported to OSX, users are anticipating the day when framerates and overall performance on a Mac will be comparable to that on Windows. I’m not saying that Apple’s latest graphics update for Snow Leopard brings OSX up to par, but here are my OpenGL benchmarks before and after the update on my workstation.

Before update
After update

As you can see, the OpenGL 1.x and 2.0 framerates shot up ~30% with the graphics update. I’ve noticed better performance in Counter-Strike Source as well. Though Apple still has no answer for Microsoft’s DirectX libraries, the boys in Cupertino are well on their way towards providing users with a halfway decent gaming platform. 馃檪

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