Is there any GPU accelerated quicktime playback on new MBP?

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  1. iBug2 macrumors 68040

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    Since only 9400M was accelerating quicktime, and the new MBP's don't use Nvidia chipsets. So I'm assuming no more hardware accelerated quicktime. Can anyone with a new MBP check CPU usage during playback of a 1080p Quicktime movie?
     
  2. Arminator macrumors member

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    Really? i dont think so ;)

    Probably you wished yourself too long apple would go with ati. They didnt :( They still use nvidea ;)
     
  3. iBug2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    They use Nvidia GPU, not Nvidia chipsets. Nvidia cannot produce chipsets for Nehalem series CPU's due to an ongoing lawsuit with Intel. And Apple does not support hardware acceleration through dedicated GPU's, only through 9400M chipset of Nvidia found in previous iMacs and Macbooks.
     
  4. Sharky II macrumors 6502a

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    anyone able to try this out?

    this would suck if true...
     
  5. iBug2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Just please someone with a new MBP play a 1080p quicktime trailer and check the CPU use. Mine uses 12% cpu while doing it due to hardware acceleration. If the machine doesn't use GPU, then the CPU usage will be around 60-70%.
     
  6. Mark Booth macrumors 65816

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    MacBook Pro 2.66GHz i7:

    Sitting here watching a 1080p trailer (Iron Man) with activity monitor running. QuickTime Player's CPU usage is fluctuating between 9-11% (of total CPU usage). CPU is showing as 94-96% idle (Activity Monitor and QuickTime Player are the only two apps I have open).

    I guess it's safe to say the new MacBook Pros support GPU hardware acceleration! :)

    Mark
     
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  8. iBug2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's quite interesting, although good news. Then that simply means that Apple managed to support the new Nvidia dedicated GPU's for quicktime acceleration, although the Snow Leopard page still lists 9400M as the only option to accelerate quicktime. Maybe with 10.6.4 we'll see some changes on that front.
     
  9. Sharky II macrumors 6502a

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    i hope it'll work on my mac pro... 8800GT 512mb
     
  10. Mark Booth macrumors 65816

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    Well, there's definitely a difference with the build of 10.6.3 that came with my MBP Core i7. I tried to boot the MBP Core l7 with a build of 10.6.3 from my previous MBP and it wouldn't boot. And that build (on the older MBP) was absolutely up to date (updated it that morning).

    Mark
     
  11. iBug2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes that's pretty standard for any new Apple hardware.
     

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