Looking at purchasing a 17" MBP / 3.06. Graphics Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacAndy74, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    Something happened today, that I didn't expect. I walked into an Apple reseller and fell head over heel's over an MBP 17". :eek:

    I love the look, the specifications are perfect and it's portable which is a big plus. Just one thing is holding me back - I also like to play Sims 3, I'm concerned that the 9600M GT / 512MB may not be powerful enough to play?

    If I can't play my Sims 3 on a MBP 17", really well - I'm probably going to settle for an iMac.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't play games but given what I've read here and other places the 9600m should be plenty powerful for that game.
     
  3. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    9600m GT if anything is overpowered for TS3. 9400m can handle it fairly well.
     
  4. Finlandboy macrumors 6502

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    you will have no problems playing the sims with the 9600M GT / 512MB...

    as Sneakz said, the 9400m runs it well

    i hear even the old macbook's GMA 950 will play it, lol
     

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