Difference in previous and present MBP graphic card

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yoak, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. yoak macrumors 65816

    yoak

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    I haven´t followed the MBP lilfe cycle very closely the last year and now I´m about to get one.
    I was wondering if there is a big difference in the performance of the graphics card of the previous and present version of the MBP.
    PS I will use it mainly for FC and HD video capture through the PCIe slot
     
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    there isnt a PCIe slot on a macbook pro...

    but the nvidia 8600GTM is a good little chip, id say its better than a x1600
     
  3. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    From what I have seen, it is something like 50-60% more capable than the previous card (though those numbers are probably pure synthetic benchmark)... regardless, the new ones are quite a bit better than the old.
     
  4. yoak thread starter macrumors 65816

    yoak

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    Sorry, I´m just a little tired I meant the Express card slot. i have just followed another thread discussing PCIe.
     
  5. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    You aren't totally off base, the Express Card slot is based on PCIe IIRC
     

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