if mbp updates, what graphics card?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ilovemonsters, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. ilovemonsters macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2006
    I know there are a lot of these posts but I have a slightly different question. I have a 12 inch power book g4 and I want to upgrade to a 15 inch mbp. I know there weren't any updates today but i know they are looming and I cant wait to get one.

    But my question is, when they update them will they change the graphics card? I know that the new mac pros come with a geforce 7300 standard but the current mbp's have ati radeon x1600. Will there be a switcheroo or will they stick with the x1600?

    I know that AMD recently bought ATI and I thought this Mac Pro change to the Geforce was due to Intel pressuring Apple. Am I crazy? Also, am I mistaken in thinking that the Geforce is worse than the ati?

    Which would be better? A 64 bit processor with a geforce or a 32 bit one with an ati?

    Thank you in advance
  2. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    Big if there mister, chances are it'd still be the ATi, not like AMD's takeover means Apple is cutting off all relationships with ATi (look at the Mac Pro)
  3. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005

    Mind you, when the updates do arrive the x1800 will be classed as a crap card.

    Seems like no matter what card they put in the Mac nobody likes it.
  4. kaboutertje macrumors regular


    Jul 7, 2006
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Probably not the x1800 is too power hungry, unless they get a modified version. The next step up isn't out yet, so I think they will still have a x1600 or maybe a 7600go
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    I agree, either a power conscious X1800 or a 7600go. :)
  6. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816


    Dec 1, 2005
    Ahem.. BTW which one is better?? I know X1800 might just remain a dream. and never make it to the MBP. Is a 7600go better than x1600?
  7. darkcurse macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2005
    If I remember correctly both of them perform about the same. With the 7600go pulling ahead in certain games. Besides that, both of them suck too much power. Oh, and the current card in the MBP's are not bad at all. It's just that Apple down-clocked it to ensure cool operation and less power draw. Some people have found good results "overclocking" to its original speeds in windows for gaming.

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