Confirmation from Apple about the GPU's on the 15'' MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by solaris7, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. solaris7 macrumors regular

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    Apple's website claims that the new AMD graphics card outperform the ones in the previous model (Nvidia 330m) by a factor of 3!!!!
    Don't really understand the complaining....
     
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    I haven't seen any complaining about the 15" and 17" (maybe just not looking hard enough :confused:). The bulk of the complaining is about the 13" model which, in addition to having a lower screen resolution than the Macbook Air, now has integrated Intel graphics which at best are only barely as good as the last generation's GPU.
     
  3. solaris7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Come to think of it apple has remained very quiet about the GPU performance in the 13'' models:

    Game-changing graphics.
    AMD Radeon graphics on the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro are up to 3x faster than those in previous models.

    That is just disappointing.
     
  4. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

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    Well the 6490M is worse than the 330M which is also another source of complaints. And the 3 times faster is probably a bit of an exaggeration for the 6750M, although it's still a very nice chip.
     
  5. Grouchy Bob macrumors regular

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    Ya think?

    I'll reserve judgement because it just might be better.

    Naw... who am I kidding.
     
  6. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    People are complaining about the low end GPU. The high-end one is better than the GT 330M, but the low end 6490 is actually worse than the old GT 9600M.

    I won't even get started on the complaints about the Intel HD 3000, though I think the Intel graphics are decent enough for most tasks.
     
  7. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    It also says that they compared the 6750 to the 330m. The 6750 is fine, the 6490 is garbage. If it's important at all, you'll need to see actual benchmarks before you decide if it's good enough for you. I wouldn't trust the bar graphs.

    For example:

    A situation where the 6750 gets 40fps and the 330m 30fps could become 10fps and 3fps respectively with the settings turned up, thereby getting you 3x eventhough the former is the more realistic situation. Also, HL2 and the Portal are not the most demanding games, the engine used in them is several years old now.

    I'm not saying this is necessarily the case.
     

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