Base Model 15" 2011, 6490m enough for non gamer?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cicatrix, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Cicatrix macrumors 6502

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    Title says it all. I will not be playing any games whatsoever on the machine. I will be using it solely for audio work. Will I really notice the difference if I am not playing games?
    I would rather not spend an extra $400.00 for the high end 15" if I will not notice a difference with the applications I will be using it for.

    Please advise! :)
     
  2. lshirase macrumors regular

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    the base 15 will be more than enough for your needs.
     
  3. Cicatrix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the assurance on the matter, Ishirase. It is appreciated.:) I just started coming across a lot of posts on here about how the 6490m is not all that great, and started to get a little worried. I guess it's mainly hard core gamers who are the most affected by the specs of the GPU.
     
  4. leetlamer macrumors member

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    Even the Intel HD 3000 graphics would be enough for your needs. Unless you are playing games it doesn't matter.
     

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