Is GMA 950 Core Image compatible?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Sol, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Sol macrumors 68000

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    I am planning to purchase a MacBook in the next month and also plan to install OS X 10.5 when it becomes available. Core Animation looks like a key feature of 10.5 and any Core Image capable Mac will run it according to Apple. Are the MacBooks with their Intel GMA 950 graphics Core Image compatible?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    This article could use some updating, but the answer is yes.
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    It's fully Core Image compatible. It'll run all the eye-candy.
     
  4. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you honestly think Apple would sell a computer that wouldn't properly run their operating system which is coming out in a few months? :)
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It's not completely unreasonable...the PPC Mac mini that was discontinued only six months ago doesn't support it.
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I think he's taking the mick but you're right. My iBook was released months after the Core Image requirements for Tiger were revealed but it's still only got the 9200 - same as the mini.

    The 9550 didn't arrive till much later.
     
  7. Sol thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you for the responses. It sounds like the MacBook is future-proof enough with its Core Image compatibility and dual-core processor.
     

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