Any speed difference between dedicated and integrated gfx? unibody..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bliks, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. bliks macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2007
    I couldn't think of any other way to word the topic... Sorry...

    Anyways, I know when I am out and about that I want the integrated gfx... but if I am plugged in at home or at school or at where ever when my MBP is plugged in...

    Is there any benifit for using the dedicated card for just general use? I have the 2.5GHz MBP... and with the dedicated card I feel I should use it since I have it.

    But since I don't really play games or anything.. is there a point?


  2. pyceasyas123 macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2008
    ive had my 2.53 mbp for about 4 months now and i take it with me to school everyday. i personally have not noticed a difference in speed when using the integrated video card vs. the dedicated one if im not running any special programs...the only time i have noticed a difference is when im running vm fusion and playing games...the dedicated video card really helps when playing gets rid of any lag you might experience.
  3. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2008
    Expose on my unibody MBP works better with the 9600.
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Depends what you're trying to do. Above poster states that Expose runs smoother. Maybe he can spot the difference but to me, Expose running on the old Intel GMA graphics looks about the same as Expose running on 9400 or 9600.
  5. bliks thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2007
    So there's no benefit unless I am playing a game or something.

    Well thanks for the help guys!

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