9400m/9600m GT vs. 8600m GT

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

  1. Mr.Bullitt macrumors regular

    May 15, 2009
    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?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
  3. packgrad2000 macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2007
    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


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    Yeah, that nVidia 8600 GT is pretty damn infamous - it's a ticking timebomb.
  5. Dale Cooper macrumors regular

    Dale Cooper

    Sep 20, 2005
    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

    May 15, 2009
    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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