Any chance the 2,2 MBP will receive 256 VRAM soon?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jiE, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. jiE macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2007
    Hi. Im REALLY disappointed in the low end MBP having a 8600Gt with only 128 mb. It just really limit the chip.

    Would it be likely that apple would upgrade the GPU ram within a month? The two more expensive MBP would then receive 512 mb VRAM..

    Am I lost :)?
  2. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    Putting it simple, no. If you're wanting extra video RAM, go for the 2.4Ghz model.
  3. jiE thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2007
    I just cannot jusitify the price bump between the two models. Its 500 dollars for 0,2 Ghz (no difference) and 128 mb VRAM..
  4. SoLibertyDies macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2006
    Spanaway, Wa
    I don't see why they don't offer the choice, when I got my Core Duo mbp back in the day there was the option to upgrade to 256 even on the base model.


    the times, they are a changin.
  5. jiE thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2007

    Anyway. new question. When will the next major update most likely be? I mean, with a new GPU. I have decided to go with a cheaper zepto until the GPU in the low end Macbook pro receives more VRAM.
  6. icec0ld macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2006
    sorry but the macbook prolly wont ever get an "increase" of vram considering it borrows any vram from the physical ram.

    as to when the mbp gets a new video card? probably next year when nvidia debuts new chipsets for their video cards.
  7. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
  8. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    its really only useful for hi-resolution applications, more space to store the textures and whatnot
  9. nines macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2007
    If MMO's are your games of choice you could benefit from the 256MB video-ram. For really high resolutions even 512MB are far too less.

    That sick pricebump is mostley because of the faster processor but the VRAM ain't cheap either since these are GDDR3 sticks. Making a huge difference in performance compared to the crappy GDDR2 Dell stuffs onto the 8600m GT's in their Inspirons.
  10. Smurfed macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2007
    If the next refresh gives 512mb vram towards the 2.6ghz model, the the lowest 2.4ghz model will have 256mb vram as the base.

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