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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Eidorian, May 26, 2008.
Good news for the MacBook (and hopefully, Mac Mini) refresh(es).
Conducted with beta drivers as well, that is pretty impressive gain.
It does look quite nice. Hopefully Apple will get early dibbs on this as they often have recently with new Intel tech.
Nice; maybe Apple will integrate this into the MBP, so we can switch to integrated if we need more battery.
v nice news
"This may not be an accomplishment in itself and the framerate should make some smile given the resolution and level of detail; however, its undeniable that the Californian company has made some progress."
That, for me, was the key sentence. Sure, it's a nice gain over the x3100 (provided apple writes real drivers for it... as of now, the supposedly better x3100 really doesn't do much better than the gma 950 because the x3100 drivers are so horrid), but it's still damn poor. 1024x768? very low detail? and we still can't crack 25 fps? Yes, it's "some progress," but still not good at all.
Look at the benchmarks again. The Intel GPU is using a much faster processor than the GeForce 8400M GS. Compare the two on the same processor and the X4500 still won't be able to keep up at all.
The sad thing is, the GeForce 8400M GS would only cost Apple a few dollars more, yet they still choose to shaft us with integrated GPUs.
The Apple TV has a dedicated GPU, why can't the MacBook and Mac mini have one like the G4 Mac mini and iBooks used to?