Is the mbp graphics card here for a while?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by GreenStripe, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. GreenStripe macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2009
    i'm about to get a base level macbook pro, and the only thing that would keep me waiting for a couple of months is a bump in the graphics card (the base level one having the 512mb)..

    is that likely?

    should I wait until august, even if the graphics card isn't going to be upgraded?

  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    You won't notice much difference unless you are a hardcore gamer. I think only graphic-intensive apps (not games) use 512mb of VRAM.
  3. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008
    The 512mb doesn't really matter. The 15" screen has a small res. Video memory really only comes in handy for anything such as 1920x1200 and really helps with 2560x1600.

    What you should worry about is like a 10600 gt. Don't count on anything soon because nvidia hasn't annouced anything.
  4. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2008
    Deployed atm
    Both the 9600gt 256 and 512 run in 128 bit. You wont notice a difference in fps when running games.
    If your running say - Adobe After Effects, and Final Cut Pro at the same time, and rendering both programs, thats when your extra 512mb will come in handy.

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