Fast Fast graphics question ordering my macbook pro in minutes

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  1. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    so i was at the mac store in square one mall in Mississauga ontario, i seen the exact computer i want, 15" 2.66 ghz i7 with nvidia gt 330m, now heres my question i go to about this mac, more info, graphics/displays it says it has 2 graphics card a 288 MB intel, and a 512 MB nvidia

    does this mean it has 2 graphics cards equalling 800 MB of gpu?
     
  2. ccashman92 macrumors regular

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    No, they are two separate cards. They switch between the cards to save battery power. It only uses the stronger card when needed.
     
  3. TopHatPlus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so it will never tag team?
     
  4. JacaByte macrumors 6502

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    No; they are mutually exclusive. Also, the Intel HD graphics use shared memory, which is memory that it has "borrowed" from the system, so it doesn't even have its own dedicated memory.
     
  5. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    to tag team the two would be like putting the smartest prof at harvard in the same room as a laborer from a third world country with no formal education and expecting an increase in efficiency for something that the prof wrote the book on.
     
  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    op no it won't operate like nVidia's Hybrid SLI, just two separate cards.
     
  7. ccashman92 macrumors regular

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    Now this is actually useful.
     
  8. TopHatPlus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha i did not quite need such specific examples, haha at least you did not sue engineers as the "prof" haha them and there rings....
     
  9. NateEssex macrumors 6502

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    LOL..some people use analogies to make a point. :cool:
     
  10. ccashman92 macrumors regular

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    And others use terrible analogies to not make a clear point.
     

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