Macbook Whitespots/Graphic Card

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by akamond, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. akamond macrumors newbie

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    I have some questions.

    - Are whitespots a problem on the newest macbooks?
    ( I had big problems with it on my ibook)
    - Which other graphic card are almost similar with the new x3100 card?

    ???
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I haven't noticed any white spots on my MacBook.

    The GMA X3100 is hard to compare right now since it lacks mature drivers. Over on the Windows side I'd say GeForce 6200.
     
  3. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Just bought a macbook at lunchtime today, display is very beautiful, no dead pixels, very quick even with only 1g ram and am very satisfied.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    My biggest compliant is the is the poor viewing angle and washed out colors at full brightness.

    It might just be me though.
     
  5. akamond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But have you seen whitespots on Macbook?
    Is not the x3100 graphic card better than geforce 6200? Oh, thats bad!
    Can I run Battelfield 2142 with the graphic card?
     
  6. jblock macrumors regular

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    No, if I don't have the screen at just the right angle the colors look washed out.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I noticed that last night. The viewing angle is so slim though. :rolleyes:
     
  8. aliasfox macrumors member

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    Definitely not a GF6200

    The x3100 is definitely not 6200 level in performance. According to www.barefeats.com (with their new benchmarks released today), performance on Halo is fairly... abysmal. 22 fps at high quality 1280 x 800 - I played through the game on an iMac G5 at that resolution 3 years ago and it was at least as smooth as 22 fps, though that's not saying much. The iMac had a laptop GeForce fx5200, well known to be one of the weakest cards of that era.

    The other comparison that I want to share is with the PowerBook G4 12" 1.5 GHz that I no longer have - also with the GeForce fx5200. I benchmarked Halo on medium quality on that machine (1024 x 768) at 19 fps, which I highly suspect was processor limited, given that the performance was worse than that on the iMac G5 with the same GPU and a much faster processor.

    I also played the Doom 3 demo on the PowerBook - painfully slow, but playable (albeit painfully). Certainly no slower than the 7fps that the x3100 seems to be capable of doing.

    Moral of the story: the MacBook now has a GPU that's roughly equivalent to a fairly weak three year old dedicated laptop GPU. I haven't played BF2142, but I'm guessing that you'll have a fair amount of difficulty keeping up with an x3100, sadly.
     
  9. DCSMAC macrumors member

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    are any of the new EA games playable on a 2.2 SR macbook with 4GB ram?
     
  10. akamond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for good feedback. It was sad. I thought the graphic card with new drivers would be great, but now I have changed my mind.

    Then I think the new macbook update was really bad.
     
  11. feyn-man macrumors regular

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    That's it. The angle is totally tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo small to 21th centry.
     
  12. iViking macrumors 6502

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    I agree completely.
     

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