graphic cards in MBPs,,,,....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BradleyGaulden, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. BradleyGaulden macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2008
    hey i was wondering what the differences are between the entrylevel MBP and the mid range MBPs graphics card?

    i know the mid range one is better but i was wondering how much a difference it would make on like casual gaming, like flight simulator or like the sims and stuff like that.....

    ps i plan on using my 37 inch Vizio hdtv as an external monitor...

    please and thanks to anyone!!!!
  2. mgargan1 macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2003
    Reston, VA
    video RAM... you won't notice too much of a difference when playing those games.
  3. brandonshough macrumors regular


    Jul 19, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    No difference in the GPU.

    Base Model = 128MB
    Mid Range = 256 MB.

    You'll likely notice no difference unless you're gaming on a larger external monitor.

    I know there are benchmarks proving a somewhat 3-7% increase in performance relative to additional video memory.

    Keep in mind the 17 Inch model has the GPU clocked up slightly higher than the 15 inch.
  4. skyrider007 macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2007
    I bought the 2.4GHz model because it has a larger hard drive and they didn't have the cheap model in stock at the time. Otherwise I'd imagine I could live with the 2.2 model and it'll work just as fine as my current MBP (which I love v. miuch).

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