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

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    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?

    thanks
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    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

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    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

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    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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