Graphics card Q.

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  1. hvierdal macrumors newbie

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    Whats the difference between the graphics card on the 2.4GHz and the 2.66GHz 15" MBPs?


    2.4: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M med 256 MB

    2.66: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M med 512 MB

    I´m pretty clueless when it comes to tech stuff. I´m just curious to what the difference is and where it would give me an edge?
     
  2. DudeMartin macrumors regular

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    2.66 one has more memory on the graphics card, so it will give you quite a boost on performance. However, if you are not doing heavy gaming or perhaps like working HD video, it will not matter.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It won't make a difference unless you are gaming or doing heavy graphics work.
     
  4. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

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    Uhh....One has more memory than the other.

    What would give you the edge? WTF do you do on a daily basis???
     
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    The one on the 2.66 is better
     
  6. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    You wont notice much of a difference at all. There has been test's done that show the extra RAM does not do much even at the resolution of 1080p. If I can find the links I will post them here. But yea, It wont do much. If you are doing something video intensive, you may see a little bit of an increase, but nothing that would make you go crazy.
     
  7. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    The difference between the 256MB and 512MB is not enough to have a big impact on your video or 3D work. For professional 3D work it might even prove to be not very helpful at all ;)
     
  8. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    The extra RAM only makes a difference at resolutions much higher than the native resolution on the MBP or if you are dealing with very complex textures that the 330m (in any form) cannot handle anyway. You get at most, maybe 5% more performance in a real world gaming scenario.
     

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