First Post: MBP video card upgrades

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ludakrisb86, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. ludakrisb86 macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to figure out if I should buy the 2.16 or 2.33 MBP. The kicker for me is the video card. I'm a soon-to-be switcher who is addicted to his shooters and strategy games. So I want something I can play PC games on for a couple years to come. But I'm not really a cutting edge gamer- for example, I'm (almost) happily running a 9800xt right now. Not exactly top of the line anymore. So the choice is 128mb vs 256mb x1600. The price difference is $500.

    Is the performance difference between the two obvious, gaming wise?

    Is the 2.16 MBP's 128mb video card upgradeable to the 2.33's 256mb model if, in the future, I need it? I know that the Core Duo 2.16's ran the 256mb version.

    Also, if I get the 2.16, should I have Apple install the extra gig of memory and keep the warranty, or should I void the warranty and install it myself? I'm pretty proficient at working on PC's, but I've never opened up a notebook before.
     
  2. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    this has been asked a lot, search the forums or better yet scroll down the mbp and mb forum list and find them.
     
  3. 5150 Joker macrumors member

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    Since the GPU and CPU are integrated with these MBPs, I'd suggest you get the top end MBP so you don't regret it later.
     

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