9400m/9600m GT vs. 8600m GT

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mr.Bullitt, May 28, 2009.

  1. Mr.Bullitt macrumors regular

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    Hi guys!


    Before I settle on buying a new unibody or old early 2008 macbook pro, I would like to know some information regarding the performance of the old 8600GT and the new 9600GT graphics chips.

    Are we talking e.g. 2x performance improvement or just minor?

    I read somewhere that the 9400m should have some performace issues when working with HD video - is that true?
     
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  3. packgrad2000 macrumors regular

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    Are you kidding me? You don't want to touch the 8600GT! I'm one of the many trying to get rid of my Santa Rosa MBP, which I otherwise love if it weren't for the accursed Nvidia 8600GT card in it!
     
  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Yeah, that nVidia 8600 GT is pretty damn infamous - it's a ticking timebomb.
     
  5. Dale Cooper macrumors regular

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    Disregarding the 8600gt problems (for people living in a country with decent consumer rights), how is the performance?
     
  6. Mr.Bullitt thread starter macrumors regular

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    The thing is that I can get this model cheap, I like the keyboard design much more than the new unibody and it has matt screen.

    I can afford a new 15 uMBP now, but I would prefer to get at 17" because of matt screen and kick arse battery...

    but... I can also get a 17" matt unibody with 20% ADC discount.... :)
     

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