Intel Core Duo iMac features an ATI Radeon X1600 with up to 256MB of RAM; it ain't Quad SLI
but it makes for a pretty
nice gaming machine... if only there was some easy way to figure out what games ran properly on the new architecture.
Enter MacRumors' handy chart
of Universal Binary games
(for those not in the know, a Universal Binary
executable file that runs natively on both PowerPC and x86 (Intel)-based Macintosh computers.")
chart lists the Universal Binary status of many Mac games as: Yes, No, or Announced. For those that don't have a
Universal Binary, they list the performance under Rosetta
, the emulation layer that allows x86 Macs to
still run PowerPC code, with some games achieving impressive results regardless--Medal of Honor: Allied
hits 20-70 fps under emulation!
Sure, there aren't a lot of Mac gamers, but for the ones that
do exist (all 5 of you! ROFL! There, I got it out of the way, eliminating the need for platform wars in the comments),
the switch to Intel promises faster systems and a closer code base to their PC counterparts.