9400M (Mac mini vs MacBook/MacBook Pro)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by bezerk3r86, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. bezerk3r86 macrumors member

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    Now that all the mac hardware has the 9400M, I thought I'd gather up some of the results Apple put up for their products. The biggest highlight is the difference in performance of the 9400M between the mini and the MacBook.

    What could this really mean? I remember that NVIDIA wanted to put the 9400M first in the desktop lineup before the notebook ones. Does this meant that the desktop ones are more powerful than the notebook ones, even though the mini and MacBook use similar components?
     

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  2. umgoblue2008 macrumors regular

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    Hmm, my question is: did the previous mini and previous macbook share the same graphics chip or different? A different starting point could be the reason for the discrepancy.
     
  3. tersono macrumors 68000

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    The mini is based on laptop architecture, not desktop components, so I think you're barking up the wrong tree there...
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The old Mac mini had the GMA950 whereas the Macbook had the X3100. I'd presume that because the X3100 could actually run a few games like Spore and Lego Indy that it was a decent jump over the GMA950.

    That may explain the slight difference in the performance.
     

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