VRAM 128 v. 256 - Worth paying extra???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by numbersyx, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. numbersyx macrumors 65816

    numbersyx

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    Hi Guys, About to return to the Mac after a 9 year lapse. Can't wait..... but my problem is this: I would like to get the stock 2.16 GHz MBP. However that only has 128 VRAM. I will probably not play any games on the laptop but will play DVDs and connect to a larger (24 inch) monitor.

    Does the extra VRAM matter?

    Thanks for any assistance. As I say, I cannot wait to come "home"....
     
  2. PygmySurfer macrumors 6502

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    For what you intend to use the Mac for, the extra VRAM won't make a difference at al.
     
  3. wchong macrumors 6502

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    but the vram could help u power the external screen better
     
  4. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

    xfiftyfour

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    My macbook with it's integrated graphics and 64MB of VRAM runs a 24" widescreen without any glitches or performance loss. I'm pretty sure the 128MB version of the x1600 could handle it just fine.
     
  5. gloss macrumors 601

    gloss

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    Yeah, don't sweat the extra VRAM. It's not going to do anything for you outside of gaming or other 3-D intensive work.
     

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