ok, just remember that I'm a mac nut.
the people out there who say that this game runs nice and smooth on dual 450's with a radeon 9000 pro or on ibook 900's with a 32meg radeon obviosly have no idea what smooth IS or are just flat out lying. I've been a mac user for a very long time but last year i wanted to play around with building hardware so i built myself a PC(yes, i know the shame). Anyway, it was loaded to the gills(AMD 2700, Radeon 9700pro, ton-o-ram, everything) now that thing ran unreal super smooth. we're talking well over 120fps with all the unreal settings at max. Then you turn on the real settings like anti aliasing and anisotropic filtering and you get around 80fps(which is perfect). So anyway, when i got tired of playing around with PC hardware(about 7 months), i sold that devil box and bought myself a brand new dual 1.25ghz G4. I love this thing and don't deny its power. My problem was that at the time i ordered it, the radeon 9700pro wasnt yet available from apple. so i bit the bullet and ordered the powermac with the cheaper 9000pro in it and would just buy a high end retail radeon when it eventually comes out.
So anyway, here i am with a dual 1.25ghz monster with 1.25gigs of Corsair XMS PC3200 DDR ram(left over from my PC), and Radeon 9000pro. now going by some peoples claims on here, i should be playing this thing max settings and all with no probs. There's just one tiny problem...the radeon 9000 isnt a powerhouse card and cant run this game at full settings if its life depended on it(at least not well). For cryin' out loud, the Geforce 3 Ti ranks higher then this card. the radeon 9000 is a budget card, not a high end gaming card. if you really want to see how bad its doing, just start up UT2k3 and when the map is loaded, press the tilde key(`) to open up the console and then type in STAT FPS (doesnt need to be upper case). that will give you an idea of how "smooth" the game is running.
Anyway, im not pickin' on mac hardware or anything here. i know that if i had a radeon 9700pro that i'd be smokin' on this game just like on the PC. I just cant stand all these people on here telling other people that an ibook or a radeon 9000 runs this game smooth at max detail because they dont.
sorry but i just had to let that go.