HD 5000 on all the Macbooks Air

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  1. Serban Suspended

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    I think it really is nice. I thought they will put the HD 4600
     
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    Just bought the 11" model (128 SSD). I was impressed with the 9 hours of battery life! I figure I'll get maybe 4-5 hours when dual booting to Windows 7, but most of my time will be in OSX. The kicker was the Intel 5000HD! I was really thinking they were going to use the weaker 4400 version, but this GPU is much better! I also bought the new Airport Extreme. :)
     
  4. basketball762 macrumors regular

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    How do you think gaming performance will be on these computers? I currently have a macbook pro early 2011 with Intel 4000 Graphics Chip. Would the performance be better on these new computers?
     
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    I am still having trouble with Apple's store but will the new Air be able to handle a (1) 4k monitor? I know the new Mac Pro can handle 3 but I don't know if they said anything about the Air.. Thanks
     
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    Can the new air handle running Windows 8 in Parallels?
     
  8. kaellar macrumors 6502

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    it sure can, as well as the last two generations do. it depends more on Parallels version you use.
     
  9. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    Easily due to the SSD. Also upgrade to 8 gb if you are going to be using VM.
     
  10. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    You have the 3000, not the 4000.
     
  11. basketball762 macrumors regular

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    Sorry your right! This probably means that there would be a somewhat noticeable performance increase?
     
  12. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    The 4000 was around 60% faster than the 3000. And the 5000 is around 40% faster than the 4000. So with the 5000 you should be getting around 224% the performance you got on the 3000.
     
  13. tgi macrumors 65816

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    My brain just exploded.
     
  14. B... macrumors 68000

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    Why? Say 3000 was 1 unit. 4000 was 1.6 and 5000 is 1.6*1.4=2.24 or 224% of 3000 graphics power.
     
  15. tgi macrumors 65816

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    Well that was very well put. Thanks for simplifying it.
     
  16. adiddas125 macrumors member

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    Some people just cant think in terms of pure numbers ;)
     
  17. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, my bad. I study mathematics so it seemed simple enough to me. B's explanation is good.
     
  18. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    Yes and no. If the 3000 isn't dropping frames or lagging, there won't be any perceived difference with the 5000 on the same tasks.
     
  19. B... macrumors 68000

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    For gaming? Yes you will see the difference.
     
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    this was a surprise, is the 5000 the 4600? renamed
     
  22. B... macrumors 68000

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    No it's a different GPU.
     
  23. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    Notebookcheck rates the HD 5000 above the GT 540M which was used in the 3rd version of the Alienware M11x. I think the new Airs should pack plenty of punch when needed!
     
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