(last gen) MBP 2.2 versus (new) 2.4 Call of Duty 4

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dasmenneke, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. dasmenneke macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2008
    hello all,
    first post and kindda in a rush since the old 2.2 will likely be sold out very fast ...

    Since the release of the new macbook pro's and the price drop of the old ones, i've been considering buying one.
    The old MBP 2.2 is imho a steal, and I would buy it in a heartbeat, but the old and new 2.4 have more Vram (and the price difference between old 2.4 and new 2.4 is small enough to be neglible), which might be nice for some gaming

    Anyway... i'm not really a big gamer but lately I've enjoyed COD4 Demo
    on my old pc (tower) (I can play it at details of and decent but not great res) and I was wondering how the 128mb of Vram of the 2.2 sticks up to the 256mb of the 2.4 (which I guess will make the most difference)

    Can anyone who has the specific MBP tell me what settings he can run it @ ?
    (res., AA, etc...) or if not possible go to http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest
    and see what gives ? (you can select the game from a list, and it will show if your system is not possible/minimum/recommanded)

    thanks in advance !

    (btw: can you install vista easily trough bootcamp without going trough driver-hoops ? I prefer XP but since XP only supports 3Gb of RAM, and XP 64 bit is unstable and there are only 2 DIMMS ...)

    (btw2: do you guys think this ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134605
    is good/speedy or should I buy other ram)

    (btw3: sorry for the 2 extra questions they just popped up and I tried the search function, but so many post and so little time to search them all, thanks allot)
  2. deniser macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2007
    Cornwall, England
    See here for benchmarks between the 2 cards.

    It shows not a lot of extra performance between the 128 and 256. These are done on older games.

    The 2.2 is a bargain in the refurbs I agree.
  3. dasmenneke thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2008
    wow, thanks great article !!
    so little gain ... almost unnoticeable (2FPS ...)
    thx alot, I was already starting to doubt but now I'm sure :)

    Going to invest the saved money in some ram, any suggestions on that front ?
    it seems like I've surfed the entire web ... first I found this:
    then this
    and the article recommends this

    also a lot of people seem to like OCZ alot but what type...
    getting crazy:eek:

    someone suggested "DDR2 667MHz (PC5300) 200 pin non-ECC SODIMMs with a Cas latency of 5 and no heat spreader"
    but I can't find the "no heat spreader" part mentioned anywhere (unless of course it's a good thing, and they only mention it when having it but why look for one without then :eek:)
  4. Viper2005 macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2007
  5. Bob-o-Link macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY USA
    I see 4 brands on this page: OWC ($95.99), Micron ($149.99), Samsung ($149.99) and Techworks ($104.99). Which are you refering to? Or are they all equally recommended?
  6. mbrydone macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2008
    porbably not too noticable of a difference now...but in a year or two, you'll probably love having the 256...
  7. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    Purchase the OWC brand.

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