6630m vs 6490m

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  1. damekian macrumors newbie

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    6630m(mac mini $799) vs 6490m(15" MBP $1799)

    Which gpu is better?

    Is one better for games while the other is better for video editing or professional level software?

    Thanks.
     
  2. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

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    6630m would be better for both.

    6630m is 480 shaders@485mhz
    6490m is 160 shaders@750mhz

    Ie the 6630m is theoretically significantly more powerful
     
  3. damekian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, on that note, would programs like fcpx and adobe cs5.5 run better on a mac mini than on a macbook pro?

    It would be a little disheartening since the macbook pro is significantly more expensive to say the least.
     
  4. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

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    No. The macbook pro has a faster CPU (quad core vs dual core in 6630m equipped mac mini). Most applications except for gaming does not take much advantage of a faster GPU.
     
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