iMac GPU vs. MBP GPU

GoxKok

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Apr 23, 2007
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So now that the new iMacs have been released, I'm curious to see how the GeForce 8600 GT stacks up to the ATi 2600 Pro. What are your opinions? :D
 

Mac.Jnr

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Desktop 8600GT is indeed better than the ATI HD2600, I'll be honest and say that I was dissapointed with the GPU Choice.The ATI HD2900 is indeed better than 8600M GT (GPU in MBP) .
 

DoFoT9

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this is like a backwards step from apple....

i dont kno how they could have this great computer, and then go backwards in graphics capabilities.
professional movie editors wont like this. i dont like it!!!
 

kolax

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I'd hope the ATI HD2600+ would be better than the MBP's mobile card, otherwise it truely would be a step back.

But in saying that, I think the ATI HD2600 is sufficient enough to meet the requirements - the iMac isn't designed for professional use, it is designed for home use.

If you are a pro, get the Mac Pro.
 

Igantius

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professional movie editors wont like this.
Not sure any of the professional editors I know would be particularly put out by this - an iMac is hardly going to be their preferred weapon of choice.

In any case, editing footage is a CPU intensive activity really, so I'm not sure this is the best example to cite.

This is fine for a consumer for a consumer machine.
 

DoFoT9

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Not sure any of the professional editors I know would be particularly put out by this - an iMac is hardly going to be their preferred weapon of choice.

In any case, editing footage is a CPU intensive activity really, so I'm not sure this is the best example to cite.

This is fine for a consumer for a consumer machine.
true, they wont even look at it. probably wont even touch it.

it is fairly powerful now tho, its really good. im happy with the design, the look, the GPU, the hardddrive space, the curve at the back,

the black...eh i donno, ill get used to it.