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Dec
14
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
14
comment Why is Quake Live slower on the Mac than the PC?
I think QuakeLive has direct access to the hardware as it installs a plugin which runs in a separate window. I think Quake Live is isolated from the work the browser is performing. As i mentioned in the question the main problem is why it runs faster on Windows than on the mac using the same computer (via bootcamp) and the same browser (chrome). For completeness I have tried Quake Live in different browsers on the Mac and it runs the same speed, about 83-85 fps (slower than Windows).
Dec
11
comment Why is Quake Live slower on the Mac than the PC?
Thanks Jeff. As you may already know Mac users have no control over the graphics driver. My iMac is patched to the latest and greatest. I am seriously tempted to email John Carmack and ask him. I suspect the general slow down is due to Apples OpenGL layer. However the spike slow down, all bets are off on what that is.
Dec
11
awarded  Student
Dec
10
asked Why is Quake Live slower on the Mac than the PC?