iBooks support Core Image? I didn't know that

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

    EDIT: V Perhaps not.
     
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    That doesn't sound very respectful to me :eek:
     
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    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.;)
     
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    You can say that again.

    Nermal I just barely noticed your new picture.
     
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    If you want to know why I changed it, you'll need to contribute and look in the private forum. Muahahahaha :D
     
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    There is a private forum???
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    So was mine :D

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

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