only 64mb ATI 9600

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  1. nazariteguitar macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the market for a high end laptop I was concidering the new hp zd7000 17" notebook with a 3.2ghz processer and 128mg FX5600.

    My question is does anyone see apple giving the option of a 128 9600 vidio card in the future (in all honestly 64meg is pretty sad for current top of the line notebooks).

    Just to give you some background, I am a college student that would like a notebook for school work and personal use.
    I am into 3D animation (which is why I need a fast processer and video ram), and other forms of interactive media.

    I am really having a hard time with sticking it out untill the G5 powerbook. I am so confused:confused: .

    If I had the money I would also get a powermac, but I don't.

    Well at least Panther is coming out midnight oct 23rd:) .
     
  2. beefcake macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure it has been said before, but a faster processor and more vram will increase performance, but kill battery life and burn your lap. If this is true, I can't see Apple compromising the mobility of their notebook line for a modest power increase.
     
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    at this point, there just aren't many things that actually use more than 64 VRAM... it's mostly marketing hype. In your case you may actually need it, but I don't think we'll see a 128 VRAM card in a mac notebook until there are more apps that it will actually matter for.
     

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