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

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

  1. BradleyGaulden macrumors member

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    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!!!!
    :apple::apple:
     
  2. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    video RAM... you won't notice too much of a difference when playing those games.
     
  3. brandonshough macrumors regular

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    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.

    http://www.barefeats.com/rosa03.html

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

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    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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