1gb gpu for the next mbp?

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  1. eatmyshade macrumors member

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    After seeing the Mac releases today do you think the next mbp would come with a 1gb gpu? cause id be really tempted to sell my current one.
     
  2. andrew086 macrumors regular

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    You should rename this thread to "Pigs flying?"
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    We don't know. Likely not as Apple has always been bitchy with VRAM
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Considering sub £500 laptops come with dedicated 1gb gfx apple need to up there game!
     
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    It's just a marketing scheme. Currently there is no difference between the 256MB and 512MB 330M as the GPU itself ain't powerful enough to take advantage of the extra VRAM.
     
  7. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    Someone did a benchmark showing this, didn't they? I always wondered who would need 1gb vram...and if they do, maybe a mbp (or a notebook in general) isn't for them.
     
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  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yeah, Barefeats did. The VRAM didn't matter before moving to 30" ACD
     

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