i7 ... Better for driving external display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Canuckistan, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Canuckistan macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Guelph, nr Toronto, Canada
    According to one of those "YouTube" home-brewed videos, the i7 chip is recommended to users who will attach an external display (monitor) to their MBP.

    Any truth in this?

    I realize that people were hooking up external displays before the release of i5 / i7.

    Thank you
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    The extra VRAM is useful but only if you're driving a display with great resolution and doing something graphic intensive. For most of the people, it's not useful but without knowledge of your usage, it's hard to say

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