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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by valiechemicalie, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. valiechemicalie macrumors member

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    Im planning on buying a 15" MBP

    Now i can't decide between the 2.4 and 2.5
    The only diffrence is the 256 Vram and 3 MB cach?

    I will use the machine for college and at home with an 24" external screen for gaming like C&C GTA etc....
    Will the extra 400 euros (600 dollars) be worth the extra Vram en cach?

    your advise please
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    i would say not - but .... the higher model will hold out better on re-sale price when the time comes.
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    with that big monitor i would say yes

    higher resolutions is where the extra vram comes in, and with a 24" screen the res is going to be pretty high, so i would do it.
     
  4. Joko macrumors 6502

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    For what you need it for, and for purposes of resale value, I would recommend buying the 2.5Ghz.
     
  5. valiechemicalie thread starter macrumors member

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    I am not intrested in the resale value....
    I am currently running a Imac G5 wich has littl to no resale value anymore
    This machine wil be with me for the next 4 years of study

    so the extra Vram does make a diffrence I read about the 8600GT not beeing able to process the extra Vram?
    And the extra cach makes what kind of diffrence?
     
  6. valiechemicalie thread starter macrumors member

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    I would appriciate it if my questions where answerd so i can order my MBP

    Questions:
    256 v 512 is the 8600GT aibel to use the extra Vram?
    Will i notice a diffrence been the 512 and 256 in the next 4 years? or will the difffrence stay the same?
    Will a 24" screen work with 256 the same as with 512?
    Where will i notice the cach diffrence?

    Are there any other diffrences between the 2.4 and 2.5 wich i didnt note? (except the 100Mhz speed diffrence)


    You answers will be greatly appriciated!
     
  7. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    What resolution do your like to run your 24" at? What do you need the computer to do for the next 4 years?

    Obviously double the video card ram will help gaming.

    the extra cache will help speed things up somewhat. not a whole lot.
     
  8. valiechemicalie thread starter macrumors member

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    Basiclly it will be my college work machine
    Wel I would like to use a 24" HD screen to watch movies but it might become a little bit smaller screen because 24" is quit huge.
    With gaming I dont realy play al lot of games just the normal Fps and command and conquer games so not the cysis and other heavy 3d games

    Someone told me the extra cach only comes in handy with video editing?
    and i was told the 8600gt isnt aibel to use the extra 256 vram?
     
  9. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    who told you that?

    if so
    then why would they include it?

    you want an answer, we've answered your question, get the 2.5 with the 512meg
     
  10. valiechemicalie thread starter macrumors member

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    Thnx for the help

    I think my problem is that i'm searching for an excuse to spend the extra 400 euro's
     
  11. puke macrumors regular

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    It's easy really, if you have extra money lying around, get the 2.5GHZ. If not, Id say use the extra 600 dollars on a External HDD. (And the difference between the 2 models are ridiculously small)

    My opinion: Get the 2.4GHZ
     
  12. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    $600 for an external HD? you could buy like 4 or that price
     

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