question about running 3d apps and photoshop on MB

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by anikgol, May 17, 2006.

  1. anikgol macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2003
    Im an architect student and planning to buy a MB.

    Sometimes i use form z and plan to use some archicad.

    I cant afford a MBP but will the MB with integrated graphic run form z and archicad ok? who slow will it be?

    im not planning very complicated form z usage but moderate?
  2. Xephian macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2005
    United States
    Almost anything involving real time 3D will run like crap with integrated graphics. Integrated Graphics are made mainly for 2D.
  3. afornander macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    i think thats BS, intigrated graphics arent the best, but if you want to do somthin on a MB with 3D, you just have to make sure its at its min. level for graphic quality. you people here are all acting like intigrated graphics wouldnt run 3D chess, it works just not at best "visual" quality.:mad:
  4. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    We're all saying that 3D apps would run like crap, but I think we're a little too critical of the Intel graphics.

    1. The Intel graphics chip is better then what the iBook G4 had.

    2. I've heard MacBook users saying that WoW and Doom 3 running great (better then an iMac G5 with 128mb Video memory)
  5. afornander macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    thanks Benjamindaines, its about time somebody agrees with me. ("high five"):)

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