330m 256mb vs 512 mb?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kovalchuk71, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. kovalchuk71 macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    So I just sold my MB and am going to be upgrading to a MBP. I have been reading up on the current ones and have seen that almost everyone reccomends going with the 15" 2.44ghz vs the 2.66, as the ~$400 difference is not justified. What still sways me towards the higher end 15" is that the 330m has 512mb vs the 256mb in the base model. I will be using it for games such as The Sims 3, Civilizations, and SC II. I will also be using PS as well. Will I notice a huge performance difference between the 512 and the 256?
  2. Neolithium macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2010
    Wherever the army needs me.
    If you won't be gaming at higher resolutions than the MBP offers, the extra 256MB won't mean much to you.
  3. Reelknead1 macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2009
  4. applebook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2009
    I laugh when I see lower end cards ship with up to a gig of memory or even more. :D

    Intel integrated 5000XDHHHHA with 4Gb shared memory!!!! ;)
  5. calaverasgrande macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2010
    Brooklyn, New York.
    I used to work with a guy that would say stuff like "the 2.6ghz MBP is much faster than the 2.4" all the time. I finally had to point out that its a 10% speed difference. When you take into account how much cpu some random apps can consume in the background, or even differing hard drive specs, the performance is roughly the same.
    I remember a study a few years back asserted that you need to see a 50% boost in CPU performance before you can notice a difference.

Share This Page