Is the extra VRAM needed/worth it for the extra $400?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by broncopde, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. broncopde macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Conway, AR
    I'm trying to decide between the 2.2 and 2.4 MBPs. The difference for me is only $400 because I'm buying through the ADC store. The only big reason I see to get the 2.4 is the extra 128 of VRAM. The most intensive thing I will be doing is dabbling in Final Cut Express. I'm wondering how much of a difference the video card will make. Also, would the 128MB card in the 2.2 be sufficient enough for me to keep this laptop as my only computer for the next 4-5 years? Thanks for any advice and discussion.
  2. furious macrumors 65816


    Aug 7, 2006
    How much is your time worth? If you are using the MBP as a business machine I would get the 2.4. If it is for personal use then the 2.2 is a good price/performance machine.
  3. cal6n macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2004
    Gloucester, UK
    128 MB VRAM will be fine for FCE. You'll not notice $400 difference if you buy the 256 MB version. As far as the future goes, if you move up to Final Cut Studio, then you will notice a big difference. Motion, in particular, dines on VRAM and it's very hungry!

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