i7 ... Better for driving external display?

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

  1. Canuckistan macrumors member

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    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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