8600GT 512mb vs. 9600GT 256mb?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nedturskakao, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Nedturskakao macrumors member

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    What's fastest? I ordered the new one with 9600GT 256MB, but is the 512MB 8600GT better?:confused:
     
  2. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    I think they're pretty similar.

    Do you do heaving gaming?
     
  3. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    The 512MB would come into play at higher resolutions. Having not seen benchmarks to compare, I'm going to guess the 9600m is better given a top resolution of 1440x900
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No the 9600M GT is faster.
     
  5. tbae12 macrumors member

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    The 8600 GT is better because of it's memory size. That is as long as it doesn't fail on you.
     
  6. Kaupa macrumors regular

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    ever compared the 256 vs 512 8600gt?
    There is a marginal difference because the poor GPU cant feed the ram. The 512mb will only be better if the 9600gt still has the ram bug in some situations...
     

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