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slooksterPSV
Oct 22, 2005, 11:32 PM
I seriously did not know this, I was curious to see if the iBooks supported Core-Image. I figured they didn't since it was Mobility Radeon. On their site it just says ATI Radeon 9550 - nothing about Mobility. This is awesome. See my Display Specs?
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550:

Chipset Model: ATY,M12
Type: Display
Bus: AGP
VRAM (Total): 32 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x4e56
Revision ID: 0x0080
ROM Revision: 113-xxxxx-117
Displays:
Color LCD:
Display Type: LCD
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Depth: 32-bit Color
Built-In: Yes
Core Image: Supported
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Display:
Online: No
Status: No display connected

p0intblank
Oct 22, 2005, 11:54 PM
All Macs currently support Core Image except for the Mac mini. As far as the Mobility GPUs go, it isn't like that. My PowerBook uses the ATI Mobility Radeon 9700.

Nermal
Oct 23, 2005, 12:00 AM
All Macs currently support Core Image except for the Mac mini.

The minis support it too, it's just not hardware-accelerated (which is what the field in Profiler indicates).

slooksterPSV
Oct 23, 2005, 12:10 AM
From the link at the bottom:

Core Image-capable graphics cards include:
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
ATI Radeon 9550, 9650, 9600, 9600 XT, 9800 XT, X800 XT
nVidia GeForce FX Go 5200
nVidia GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL, 6800 GT DDL

That's what it says here: http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/coreimage/

It says Mobility Radeon 9700, but not Mobility 9550

Lazyhound
Oct 23, 2005, 01:02 AM
With all due respect,

EDIT: V Perhaps not.

Nermal
Oct 23, 2005, 01:04 AM
That doesn't sound very respectful to me :eek:

yoda13
Oct 23, 2005, 01:16 AM
lol, no that isn't very respectful. I can see how this would be overlooked. Anyway, it is cool he found out he had it.;)

slooksterPSV
Oct 23, 2005, 01:18 AM
You can say that again.

Nermal I just barely noticed your new picture.

Nermal
Oct 23, 2005, 01:34 AM
If you want to know why I changed it, you'll need to contribute and look in the private forum. Muahahahaha :D

slooksterPSV
Oct 23, 2005, 02:03 AM
If you want to know why I changed it, you'll need to contribute and look in the private forum. Muahahahaha :D
There is a private forum???

Xeem
Oct 23, 2005, 02:04 AM
From the link at the bottom:

Core Image-capable graphics cards include:
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
ATI Radeon 9550, 9650, 9600, 9600 XT, 9800 XT, X800 XT
nVidia GeForce FX Go 5200
nVidia GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL, 6800 GT DDL

That's what it says here: http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/coreimage/

It says Mobility Radeon 9700, but not Mobility 9550

They didn't mention that Mobility 9600s support it either, but they do. My dad couldn't stop showing off the ripple effect on his 2-year old Powerbook.

slooksterPSV
Oct 23, 2005, 02:11 AM
They didn't mention that Mobility 9600s support it either, but they do. My dad couldn't stop showing off the ripple effect on his 2-year old Powerbook.
Wow, my iBook is like it came with all the updates. I just had iWorks, iLife updates and I think I had an Airport update as well so yeah. I love this computer. It's so quick, and nice, and fast, and loveable, and so just I'm still in disbelief that my first brand new, up to date computer was from Apple =P. I bought a PC for $200 about 2 or 3 years ago, but it wasn't up to date. It was behind like 800MHz.

EDIT: Ya know I want to take a picture of this machine and all the stuff and that here some time, but we can't find the camera to do so.

Nermal
Oct 23, 2005, 02:26 AM
I'm still in disbelief that my first brand new, up to date computer was from Apple =P.

So was mine :D

And yep, there's a private forum, need to have perks for contributors :)

Voidness
Oct 23, 2005, 02:48 AM
What makes things ever better for the iBook, is the fact that the Mobility Radeon 9550 is faster than the Powerbook's Geforce Go 5200 (It's only in the 12"). Its only limitation though is the 32MB VRAM, the Powerbook has 64.

The iBook is an amazing computer! :D

iEdd
Oct 23, 2005, 04:02 AM
.....perks for contributors :)...
How exactly do you become a contributor? Something about contributing gets you that or demi-god status? What do you have to contribute.

And on topic, the core image support is what makes the graphics card in ibook reasonably decent. :)

Nermal
Oct 23, 2005, 04:12 AM
How exactly do you become a contributor?

You go here (http://forums.macrumors.com/payments.php) :)