Apple's video cards arent enough...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by umdjb, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. umdjb macrumors regular

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    Why does Apple only offer computers with 64MB of video Ram when most PC manufacturers offer a minimum of 128 and upgradeable to 256 or even 512. Isn't the whole purpose of building a "better" machine for videos, photos, and gaming (Apples apparent mantra) to include the best hardware support for those functions.

    Can anyone explain?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    In current Intel line, outside of the GMA950, where do you see 64 MB of RAM on the video card?
     
  3. umdjb thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was referring to previous macs like powerbook line.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    iPhoto only needs Quartz Extreme. I have a GeForce 2 MX with 32 MB in an iMac G4. iPhoto 6 flies on that 4 year old machine. Quartz Extreme is an integral component for OS X and most pro applications. The video RAM is secondary. As long as you have a Radeon or a GeForce 2 you're set.
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Why are you worried about systems that aren't being sold anymore?
     
  6. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    I think it could well be a case of, it's not what you have, but how you use it.
     
  7. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Ha.... wait till the Power Macs get the Intels inside...

    I bet we can use any PC grfx card in them, as long as Apple has a driver...
     
  8. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    It forces you to buy a new machine sooner.:) or It makes you opt for a Pro Model to have middle grade graphics.:) There I explained it.
     

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