How does... [graphics card comparison]

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TSE, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    ... the 2600 HD Pro in the iMac compare to the 8600M GT used in the previous MacBook Pros?
     
  2. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    is the 2600 XT the same card as the 2600 Pro?
     
  4. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    The 2600 Pro that is in the iMac is actually a Mobility 2600 XT. It is underclocked in OS X to 2600 Pro speeds.
     
  5. definitive macrumors 68000

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    op, what the poster here is trying to say is that it's slower than an actual xt.
     
  6. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    What I'm saying is that it is a 2600 XT. In OS X it will run at 2600 Pro speeds, in Windows it will run at 2600 XT speeds. It's a matter of drivers.
     
  7. definitive macrumors 68000

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    woah, no need to get mad with the bold tags there. i'm just saying that a 8600gt is faster than an underclocked 2600xt which runs at speeds of a 2600pro.
     
  8. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    Somewhat debatable. A recent update to address the graphical corruption the 8600M chips were facing Apple seems to have downclocked performance.
     

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