How does the 320M compare to the ATI X1600?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Gomff, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Gomff macrumors 6502a

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    Hi everyone
    I currently use a 4 year old MBP with an X1600 GPU. Thinking about going for an Air, and wondering what the 320M is like in comparison.

    I play the occasional game but principally would use the machine as a holiday / travel laptop and would hope to be able to do light 3D graphics work on it. I know it's never going to replace a desktop machine but I'm quite good at working within hardware constraints.

    Is the 320M a much better GPU? If so by what order of magnitude?
     
  2. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    About twice as powerful/fast

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-320M.28701.0.html

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mobility-Radeon-X1600.2163.0.html
     
  3. Gomff thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the info people. Although now the temptation to buy one has gone up massively, since the 320M is much better than I thought it would be.

    Bugger.
     

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