Posted 04 January 2006 - 08:08 PM
Lets say the new Intel PowerBooks are equipped with whatever video card and audio controller....will the driver available for Windows work with these components? Will there be compatible driver for wireless internet adapter built in? For example, assuming they use Radeon X700, can we just use the Windows driver and expect the graphics card to work perfectly (with full functionality) in Windows? Or are we stuck with no hardware video acceleration and no sound?
Posted 05 January 2006 - 01:19 AM
Posted 05 January 2006 - 01:40 AM
Popey must die.
Posted 05 January 2006 - 01:54 AM
1) Intel will reportedly make the motherboards...or at least the chipsets...for future Apple PowerBooks
2) Video cards (chips) will almost certainly be ATI or NVidia
3) Since Apple has already announced that they will not attempt to keep Intel Powerbooks from running Windows, there would be no advantage I can think of to Apple/Intel/ATI/NVidia using special/obscure/custom chips that will not be readily supported in Windows.
--> Perhaps most importantly, the ability to run MacOSX natively & WindowsXP natively (aka "dual boot") should be a major advertising plus for Apple, a capability that they should get for essentially free by way of their partnership with Intel.
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Posted 05 January 2006 - 03:11 PM
it makes no doubt.
Posted 06 January 2006 - 01:17 AM
Posted 06 January 2006 - 01:27 AM
Apple is going to be using mostly (if not fully) standard hardware, so the Windows drivers for said hardware will work, but why run Windows on an Apple machine anyway?
that's good to hear. That's really the advantage of MacTels...to be able to run OS X (the way it's supposed to be run) while allowing you to have Windows just incase you need it for whatever reason. I wouldn't mind using a Mac for day to day use and Windows for gaming on the same system.
Posted 07 January 2006 - 05:26 PM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 07:47 PM
I wouldn't mind using a Mac for day to day use and Windows for gaming on the same system.
Well, this is one way to get DirectX support on a Mac.... If you cant port the games to Mac, port the Mac to the games!
I cant wait to order a MacBook Pro
Posted 14 January 2006 - 08:38 PM
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