Max resolution supported by GMA X3100 on macbook

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  1. idonotliketostu macrumors 6502

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    Im upgrading my 20" external monitor to a 24"
    1680 -> 1900


    What is the max resolution my macbook's x3100 can handle?
     
  2. Mord macrumors G4

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    Because the GPU is only working on what to display on those pixels and not actually acting as a power source, size of the display panel itself has nothing to do with anything unless it contains more pixels.
     
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    So the chip won't be working harder?

    The fans run watching youtube pushing a 20" at 1680x1050
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    On a Mac, the fans ALWAYS run on youtube, regardless of resolution.
     
  8. ataboc macrumors 6502

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    A hah!

    I'm trying to quell my thirst from purchasing a 27" imac.
     

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