320M vs Geforce 8800GTS

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kabuto, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. kabuto macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2010
    I just ordered a 13" MBP to replace my desktop pc.

    How does the 320M compare to my old Geforce 8800GTS? I tried to find specs for Apple's 320M, but I'm not sure whether it's basically a GT216 (spec-wise) or not.

    Chances are I'm actually getting a better video chip than I had before ;)
  2. cathyy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2008
    The 320M is barely even a quarter as powerful as the 8800 GTS is.
  3. therealseebs macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2010
    I don't think Apple has ever shipped a laptop that was even in the same ballpark as the desktop 8800. The 330M might be nearly comparable to a desktop 8500 or so. I am pretty sure it's noticably weaker than a desktop 8600.
  4. iTootyFrooty macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Essex, UK

    Comparing the 8800GTS with a 320M is like comparing the fighting capabilities of a Tiger (8800) to a Duck(320M) :l.

    Ok maybe not quite that different but you get the picture.
  5. kabuto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2010
    After I went through the information available on 320M again, I can see that it has to be weaker, probably a lot.

    Doesn't matter, I can't even remember the last time I actually used the 8800GTS for gaming. I just want to get rid of that bulky desktop.

    Thanks anyway!
  6. Twe Foju macrumors 6502

    Twe Foju

    Dec 20, 2007
    plus, you are comparing a Desktop GPU with a Laptop GPU

    heaven and earth man :D

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