3d graphics: Ibook or MacBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Planner Dude, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Planner Dude macrumors 6502

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    is an older ibook better off for software with 3d graphics than a macbook?
     
  2. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a

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  3. Planner Dude thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ArcGIS-- PC only

    Sketchup--PC or PowerPC based Mac

    Autocad--company has pc version

    By the way, I like your avatar....I'm a Wayne State Alumni (Ba in Geography & Urban Studies) and current grad student (Urban Planning).
     
  4. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    If you want to run PC software you can't really use an iBook, unless you want to run it through emulation (Virtual PC) which is dead slow.
     
  5. Planner Dude thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah,

    I just wasn't sure which would be faster/slower

    VPC on ibook with dedicated processor

    or

    bootcamp or paralelles on mb with no dedicated processor


    furthermore, there is one program that is native to powerpc mac--didn't know which would be faster--ibook or macbbok
     
  6. Subiklim macrumors 6502

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    integrated graphics on the new Macbook smokes the dedicated graphics on the iBook.
     

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