13" mbp graphics card

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by obster, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. obster macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    i am thinking of buying my first mac i want the highend 13"mbp the main reason is becouse of the screen size. the only thing that is stoping me is my current pc has a 9500 m graphics card in it. i dont play much games but i do want to play starcraft 2 when it comes out. will the mbp be able to play starcraft 2 and is there much diffrence in the 9500m and the 9400 that comes with the mbp?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    I don't know how powerful 9500M is but 9400M can play most games at low/med settings OK.

    Don't get the high-end one, you're paying for nothing. Just get RAM from Crucial and you'll save money
     
  3. BaronvdB macrumors 6502

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    +1

    I got the 2.53 but only b/c i didn't want to wait for RAM to be shipped to me and after selling my MBA i wasn't spending much cash out of pocket.
     
  4. Shiner macrumors 6502

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    You will be fine for most low end games with the integrated card in the 13" MBP. It is not dedicated card like your 9500M so you will get less performance but most mac users do not care. Any of the new game titles will run on low settings, but the MBP is not for gaming and you know that.
     

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