Apple Expert, not an expert at all?

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  1. FX4568 macrumors 6502

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    The apple expert I contacted said that the 13 inch Intel 3000HD was better than the 320m.
    Have I been lied to or this actually true? Not trying to troll or anything, I just want to know if I have been wrong. Since intel 3000HD and screen res are the only things that bother me about the 13 inch MBP.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Maybe this can help:
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-3000.37948.0.html

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1102972
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1102927
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1103257
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1101065
    via "intel 3000 vs 320m"

     
  3. FX4568 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I know MRoogle, I have seen those threads, read those threads, and answered those threads.
    But as logic goes, I would have a tendency to trust someone who is hired by Apple.
    But well, I guess 320m is better than the 3000HD then.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Just because someone works for Apple in Retail or as an "Expert" does mean that they know their stuff.
    There have been enough documented instances, where Apple's employees can't tell an orange from a mandarine and stuff like that.
    They are just like any other big company, just a little bit better in some areas, and worse in others.
    Do you need to do any GPU intensive tasks?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Remember, "Genius" is their job title, not an indication of their knowledge, experience or expertise.
    Yeah, everyone should know that an orange is 32-bit and a mandolin is 64-bit! :D
     
  6. simsaladimbamba, Apr 13, 2011
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  7. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    I agree if you can't tell the difference between an orange and a mandolin.... one is a piece of fruit and the other a musical instrument.
     
  8. GGJstudios, Apr 13, 2011
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, but which is which? :D
    Yes, they're all on my friend's list.
    Shirley Temple Friends, United.
     
  9. FX4568 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Games :)
     
  10. mgacam2 macrumors regular

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    Just wanted to throw it out there that Apple employees are definitely not "just a bit better" than average and a little bit worse in some areas. The HD3000 is better is some tasks. Especially when all of those tasks are running in OSX not windows. Apple employees go through quite a bit to have that job so don't be so quick to judge their intelligence. Thanks
     
  11. NZed macrumors 65816

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    What kinds?

    If intensive gaming. Forget the HD3000
     
  12. leman macrumors 604

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    If you plan to play games intensively, neither 320M nor HD3000 would make you happy. The thing is, the HD3000 may be marginally slower than the 320M, but in respect to their subjective performance in games they are mor or less equal. In other words, it does not matter whether you get 25 fps or 22 fps. You can play games with both of these cards with ok quality, but don't expect stellar performance. You can also check out youtube, there are many videos demonstrating HD3000's performance on demanding games like Crysis etc.
     
  13. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    Really, 3000HD is better than 320m, according to many benchmarks.

    Check this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1102927
     
  14. vant, Apr 14, 2011
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    There is a large debate on that thread. Look at post #19 and #59.

    Please, don't post your thread as if it is facts. The 3000HD has been shown in many cases to be worse. The only benchmarks I see are quad core ones.
     
  15. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

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    The HD3000 is broadly similar to the 320 and shouldn't be the deciding factor in your purchase. Really.
     
  16. Exana macrumors regular

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    I spend some time on forums to collect GPU score from 3D Mark Vantage (3D Mark 06 is outdated) to compare MacBook Pro 3D power. Here are the results :

    [​IMG]

    It's about the GeForce 9600m GT, HD Graphics 3000 or GeForce 320m, it's all about the same. BTW, Radeon HD 6750 rules them all ! :D
     

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