128mb VRAM vs. 256mb?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NewSc2, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

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    Been waiting to purchase a Macbook Pro for some time :D :D

    Anyways, I plan on using a 30" LCD with my Macbook Pro for mostly audio work. I see both have dual-DVI. Anyways, is there a significant difference between the two on the 30" screen?

    I'm trying to justify the $500 bump from 2.16ghz to 2.33ghz, but if the video option isn't a biggie then I will probably go with the cheaper one. Too bad you can't customize the 2.16ghz MBP to 256mb VRAM.
     
  2. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    Basically, more VRAM helps the card deal with higher resolutions, so the answer is yes, the graphics are a very important option, especially if you want to run another, high res monitor.
    As far as CPU, I wouldn't bother unless you have the cash. Personally, I would save my money and max the RAM out; that's were you will really feel the difference.

    so, rundown:
    go with the better graphics
    forget the upgraded CPU
    load it up with RAM
     

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