How much of a difference is there between the 8600m GT and the 9400m GPU?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ozziegn, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. ozziegn macrumors 6502a


    Aug 16, 2007
    Central FL Area
    I currently use the 8600m GT 512MB card in my MBP but I'm thinking about downsizing to a MB with the 9400m. I was wondering how much of a difference is there between the two?

    I like to play games like HL2 on the PC side and I'm hoping the 9400m setup can run the game at decent frame rates.

    what do you guys (and gals) think?
  2. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    It's been answered a few times already. Jobs himself showed a slide comparing performance between the older MBP and the new MB ... at about 50%.

    Others have shown 3D benchmarks with the MB at about 3/4 the performance of the 8400M GT.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Well don't forget if you get the MacBook, the GPU has a lot smaller screen to draw to.

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