Macbook Pro w/ new nvidia 400m series GPUs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blizzardnorth, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. blizzardnorth macrumors member

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    Hello,

    Been browsing the forums the past few days but haven't found exactly what I'm looking for so I figured it was time to ask.

    Any possibilities that the next macbook pro refresh might bring along new fermi-based mobile GPUs (GeForce GT 400m Series).

    Been considering an upgrade from a 13'' unibody macbook 2.4Ghz to a 15'' macbook pro w/ i7 & display upgrade & 7200rpm hd.

    I would be receiving this new computer as a college graduation present, and my macbook would be going to a relative.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/fermi-gf100-470m-mobile-dx11,11227.html

    After checking the numbers on these new cards, I believe apple would probably follow their strategy of putting mid-level cards in their relatively expensive macbook pro... Apple's mid-level GPU approach would probably suggest a GeForce GT 420m or 425m (can always hope for something more substancial though, like a 460m).

    Will the refresh probably bring a new GPU, even though they just "updated" to the 330m.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    one of those great mysteries what will apple do?

    i personally own a mbp 15" 2.66 ghz i7 with 4 GB ddr3 ram, 7200 rpm 500 GB hdd, nvidia GT 330 m 512 MB gpu, high res glossy, basically the machine you described as the on you have been looking to upgrade to, what are you using your graphics card for? i use mine for play STAR CRAFT 2 and it is AMAZING everything set on high it runs like a dream, warm but not hot, and consistently. The i7 processor is quite a amazing processor and just the way apple put it all together is quite pleasant, although i would have killed for a 1 GB graphics card, after using this gt 330 m i am very happy with it, it don't need the most amazing graphics but it runs NICE.

    let me know if you have any other questions =D
     
  4. WardC macrumors 68030

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    likely that the next MacBook Pros will max out at Quad-Core i7 > 2.8GHz and have upgraded video boards, likely 400m since Apple is using nVidia now.
     
  5. Bumflake macrumors member

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    The next version will always be better/faster/nicer.
    I'd suggest to stop waiting on that (as it's never ending) and start using one now. :)
     
  6. ljx718 macrumors 6502

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    i dont think a macbook pro would ever have the top gpus
     
  7. Bumflake macrumors member

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    Agree, but the 330 is better than the 9600M GT was and the next one will be better even if Apple sticks with using mid-level cards. :)
     

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