macbook updated graphics purchase

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dtklamf, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. dtklamf macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2007
    ok decided to go sell the powerbook and go with a macbook.
    decided wether to purchase one brand new with updated graphics or the previous model at a $400 saving.

    how does this updated graphics affect such things as light photoshop or imovie,idvd work.i never play games .. yeah looking for real world examples here not specs or benchmarks.

  2. Fezzasus macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    No difference. The programs you listed are all cpu and memory intensive rather than graphics intensive.
  3. dtklamf thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2007
  4. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    Some have said the older GMA950 is actually performing better on many tasks then the GMAX3100 because of better optimized drivers. I'd expect as the driver quality improves on the x3100 that it will eventually properly outperform the GMA950.

    For many users though, it is completely irrelevant.

  5. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
    There was a lot of hope that the 10.5.2/Video Update drivers would help the x3100 but apparently didn't. So when is Intel and Apple going to get off their Lazy butts and get some better drivers?

    My wifes macbook (GMA950) was killing my new one before I returned it.

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