2nd hand macbook - comparisson graphics card

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by boxboxbox, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. boxboxbox macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I'm considering buying a second hand macbook pro, which I would use mostly to run Modul8 (vjing), Final Cut, AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator.

    I wonder which of these options would offer better performance - they're about the same price.
    I'm particuarly unsure about the graphics cards - also how the other specs would affect their perf anyway

    (no info on HD speed)

    # Intel Core 2 Duo - 2.2GHz Processor (T7500)
    # Nividia GeForce 8600M - 128MB Graphics Card
    # 4GB RAM (DDR2)
    # Brand New 320GB Hard Drive

    and

    # Intel Core 2 Duo - 2.33GHz Processor (T7600)
    # ATI Radeon X1600 - 256MB Graphics Card
    # 3GB RAM (DDR2)
    # Brand New 250GB Hard Drive
    (bit cheaper)



    ......
    and there's this one :eek:
    which I think is better performance overall
    - if so then I just need to decide if I can sacrifice storage! :(

    # Intel Core 2 Duo - 2.4GHz Processor (T8300)
    # Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT - 256MB Graphics Card
    # 3GB RAM (DDR2)
    # 160GB Hard Drive



    lots of info but in short, which one will run video better?

    THANKS LOTS :confused:
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The 8600 is the faster card but not without its problems.
     
  3. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I had the ati with the 256 and it performed great. And also all of the 8600s are defective get the ati
     
  4. boxboxbox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks guys that's great!

    are all the 8600s dodgy, even the GT?
    can their dodginess be explained in novice terms?:)

    (I'm only digging further as have found in the small print that the ATI has no wireless and i know that's probably gonna get annoying)

    THANKS
     

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