13" MBP i5 integrated graphics

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by suedehead, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. suedehead macrumors member

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    since the intel HD 3000 is an integrated GPU, i was wondering if i'd notice a difference in performance if i'd upgraded the RAM. i've read on the forum that people with 8GB RAM have 512mb instead of 384, but do you notice a difference in performance? espec game-wise? i'm not expecting to run the latest games in highest settings ... but i wouldn't mind being able to play (in bootcamp) older episodes of splintercell, the prince of persia-trilogy, portal, half life 2, halo, older eps of NFS, Dirt etc.

    i have a pc desktop for heavy gaming, so i'm not really looking for a gaming platform, i'd use my MBP for:
    1. being mobile (i travel a lot).
    2. run music programs such as ableton.
    3. since i travel a lot i'd like to be able do some light gaming while waiting.


    oh yeah,
    new here! been lurking for a while, though.
     
  2. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    Extra RAM won't make a difference for those tasks that require 3D.

    The GPU works fine for all but the most demanding games.
     

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