I chose a 6770m 1gb over 650m with 512 mb.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dHk, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. dHk macrumors member

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    Do you think that I made the right decision? I think that the 512 mb is way to small for the 560m.
     
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    Isn't the 650m ddr5 tho? ( I'm sure someone here will correct me ).
     
  4. dHk thread starter macrumors member

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  5. Tritons macrumors 6502

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    Then you can return it ang get the new one.
    2012 MBP also have USB 3.0 and Ivy Bridge so it's a lot better ;)
     
  6. dHk thread starter macrumors member

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    I returned it and ordered it again. I had to get 100$ though.
     
  7. apolloa macrumors G3

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    You made the wrong choice I think, the 650m with DDR5 is going to be better:

    http://www.barefeats.com/mbp12gx.html

    Those are the 1GB models, but still. And why did you choose not have the latest CPU and USB 3 as well? So it is good to see you have returned it for the new model.
     
  8. Naish84 macrumors newbie

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    that comparison makes no sense! if you try so high resolutions you will be for sure limited by video memory, it is obvious that the 6770m will win.

    But not even the gt650m is capable to handle resolutions above full hd with full details, so a good point is to compare such mobile video cards in a more reasonable contest: from 1440x900 to 1920x1080.

    This is IMHO, and sorry for my english :D
     
  9. apolloa macrumors G3

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    From the reviews I've read it is a strong performing card, in the test I linked to the specifications of the machines they used are:

    2012 RMBP 2.7 = 'mid 2012' Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz Quad-Core i7 with 16GB of RAM and GeForce 650M GPU (1GB video memory)
    2011 MBP 2.5 = 'late 2011' MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Quad-Core i7 with 16GB of RAM and Radeon HD 6770M GPU (1GB video memory).
    2012 MBP 2.3 = 'mid 2012' MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Quad-Core i7 with 4GB of RAM and GeForce 650M GPU (512MB video memory)


    They are primarily testing the new Retina machine hence why the resolutions are so high, and even as you can see the 650m performs pretty well at high res.
     
  10. dHk thread starter macrumors member

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    The resolution is large because it is being played on the thunderbolt display. The dudes at apple said I need to wait a month before I recive my macbook because I returned and bought a new one. Is this usual?
     
  11. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you are playing games at very high resolutions and/or with high textures, you aren't going to need 1GB. It helps for sure but when one card is noticeably faster, it will not be worth it.

    Extra VRAM is nice but you still need a card fast enough to fill it.
     

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