Macbook pro + another Nvidia gpu = no sale for me!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jjahshik32, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I'm sorry, I know just because its the nvidia brand doesnt mean it will be defective again.. but thats how I perceive Nvidia from now on and I dont want another "surprise" and find out the new mbps will have a defective card later down the road either.

    I hope it will utilize an ati card...
  2. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
    well then don't buy the MBP if it has a nVidia chip.

    I'd be very happy with it.
  3. Crovax macrumors member


    Jul 23, 2008
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Yay, count me in!
  4. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    the grass is not always greener on the other side. I would say, if the new macbook pro uses the Nvidia 8600GT again, then no sale !
  5. MattZani macrumors 68030


    Apr 20, 2008
    I Dont Care, aslong as its got a GPU, nVidia are a strong brand, and my GPU is fine, and why would they not stop the fault?

    Some reaaal idiots here.
  6. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
    Will you ever give up on this subject? It seems you will never be happy with any computer. You went from a Mac Pro to a MB, to a MBP, to a Mac Pro, back to a MB all in less than a year. You tried every processor speed, plus both sizes in the MBP, and were not happy with any of them. It won't matter what chip they put in them, I am sure you will find something wrong with it.
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Assuming he ever owned any of them at all. OP, get a Dell and complain there or get a Mac and shut up about it. There are always problems. Name one perfect product. Just one product, and I will concede my point.
  8. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    As of September 5, 2008
    Tom's Hardware benchmarks determins that
    Nvidia GeForce are the fastest GPUs around,2011-6.html

    Yes, 4870 X2 is faster than the 280, but 280 is slightly faster than a single 4870, so dual 280 should be faster than dual radeon 4870.

    By your rational, Ati Rage 128 is better than the Nvidia Geforce 280 then?
  9. MoeOz macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2007
  10. ManWithhat macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2008
    Fastest != Best

    The cards need to do well under the stress the heat causes.
    The cards need to be well designed and constructed.
    The cards need to have good and appropriate drivers.
    The cards' heat to performance ration needs to be good.

    All these things are important and differ from company to company.
  11. Habusho macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2006
    Absolutely, Nvidia sounds like a really company to me with their insider trading charges every couple of years, faulty products etc. ATI seems like the way to go. I think the problem is Apple's relationship with Intel is keeping them from using more AMD\ATI products.

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