John Carmack heeft z'n .plan file geupdate met wat info over Quake III en QIII voor de Mac:
I think Apple is doing a lot of things right. A lot of what they are doing now is catch-up to wintel, but if they can keep it up for the next year, they may start making a really significant impact.
I still can't give the mac an enthusiastic reccomendation for sophisticated users right now because of the operating system issues, but they are working towards correcting that with MacOS X.
The scoop on the new G3 mac hardware: Basically, its a great system, but Apple has oversold its
performance reletive to intel systems. In terms of timedemo scores, the new G3 systems should be near the head of the pack, but there
will be intel systems outperforming them to some degree. The mac has not instantly become a "better" platform for games than wintel, it
has just made a giant leap from the back of the pack to near the front.
I wish Apple would stop quoting "Bytemarks". I need to actually look at the contents of that benchmark and see how it can be so misleading. It is pretty funny listening to mac evangelist types try to say that an iMac is faster than a pentium II-400. Nope.
Not even close.
From all of my tests and experiments, the new mac systems are basically as fast as the latest pentium II systems for general cpu and memory performance. This is plenty good, but it doesn't
make the intel processors look like slugs.