GMA X3100 better than GMA 950?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Jirlow, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Jirlow macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    I have a question about the graphics card that is integrated in my MacBook, the Intel GMA X3100. Is it better than GMA 950? If it is, are all games that require the GMA 950 playable with the X3100?

    Help would be very much appreciated!

    Thank you!
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Yes and yes.
     
  3. Jirlow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help! :)
     
  4. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    that was easy =) but yeah, to give you more information the GMA950 is on the older gen MB's and has 64 MB shared memory while x3100 has 128MB shared ram on the later 2007 MB's. Finally for whatever knowledge, the new aluminum MB's have the nVidia 9400m which is 256MB shared ram
     
  5. Jirlow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ahaa, good to know! I've heard so much bad things about the X3100, so I was unsure. :)
     
  6. Beric macrumors 68020

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    The X3100 is pretty bad, all right. But the GMA 950 is worse, and yet I have one. I barely survive.
     
  7. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    lol yeah I had a GMA950 for a bit before selling it and upgrading to my current unibody MB
     

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