128Mb vs 256Mb (for Archicad)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by watanabe71, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. watanabe71 macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
    I'm an architect and i need a macbookpro for running CAD progams, Archicad (v9 or v10) mainly. I'm thinking about buy a refurbished 2.2 with 128 Mb vram and added 4 Gb ram. Is it better than a 2.4 with 256 Mb vram and 2 Gb ram?

    Ps: i'm from Italy, sorry for my English.
  2. IEatApples macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2004
    Northern Hemisphere (Norway)
    Well, I'm not a user myself, but from what I read here: LINK, it's more important that you get a faster hard disk then more RAM (beyond 2GB).

    I would suggest going with the 2.4GHz with the 256 MB card, and a 7200 RPM (or faster external) hard disk! :)
  3. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    Vram makes no difference unless the CAD-application you are using uses 3D rendering (and even then I doubt you will feel any difference.)

    The sensible and economic choice would be the base MBP 2.2, 128 mb Vram and a 7200 RPM.

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