MBP 17in, why no Nvidia 8700M as annouced today?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Butthead, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Butthead macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2006
    Sheehs, why or why did not Apple put the 8700M into at least the MBP 17in? Could not they have waited one more week before doing the update and using the latest/greatest GPU available to them?

    *part of the official whining about MBP updates team*

    I guess they run too hot, use too much power???

    Toshiba annouced using it today, but that Toshiba is friggin 53mm thick...fuggly, & heavy!


    From May 17th post, and I thought moving the Intel platform was supposed to get Apple laptops up to parity with PC's...still seems like they are lagging in the performance arena, from my perspective. Yeah, much faster than PBG4 PPC's- but still, I want more speed damn it, real desktop processing power, can't wait for a quad 3Ghz Penryn!
    Clevo intros notebook with mysterious GeForce 8700M

  2. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2007
    The 8700m will probably run too hot. 8600m is still a good graphics card.
  3. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    You do not need to game on the road. And if you are naive to think that Apple choose to use a slower card because of NDAs and various release date issues... well you are naive.
  4. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2006
    um, what do you do with your macbook pro that needs so much speed? why don't you just get a mac pro if you're so obsessed with speed. that way, the whining-about-the-future threads don't have to clog up this forum. and you'd be able to get upgradable hardware.

    The video card really isn't all that important for most uses. even encoding video relies on CPU rather than the video card. the biggest benefit for better video cards would be games, but i really don't waste a lot of my time with them, since i enjoy the "real" world better. (although i do enjoy my COD2 and C&C3.)

    i do appreciate the upgrade in video card, but i hope apple doesn't try to pander to the extreme-gaming crowd. i honestly believe it would be to apple's detriment, in the sense that their hardware is more cutting edge, and less stable (due to pushing the envelope). the macs are already toasty as it is. I would rather have a lesser video card (with little/no real world perceptible difference) than a higher end card just to have "bragging rights"

    dell has upgradable video cards on their xps laptops, but man, you sacrifice portability, minimalist-aethestics, and the Mac OS

    but at least it's not a thread whose title is "buy now or wait?"

    if i had a penny for every time i saw a thread like that....

  5. Butthead thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2006
  6. mags631 Guest

    Mar 6, 2007
    Unfortunately you are going to be a very unhappy camper if your expectations are that Apple immediately adopt and integrate the latest and greatest hardware into their machines. You might as well give up now and save yourself the grief. Plenty of crappy, no-name PC manufacturers live and die based on this type of model. Even the recognizable manufacturers cave to this and sacrifice the integrity of the system (hardware + software) to ride the bleeding edge.

    Now, if you are looking for good hardware, great software and great design in a usable package, then you won't be disappointed with Apple.

  7. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    And if they did why not wait one month more for the 8800M GT?

    My guess is that the higher clocked chip run to hot for the small form factor.
  8. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    I'll be sure to nominate you for the congressional medal of honor for having brought this to everyone's attention. :p
  9. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Because Apple doesn't put the highest-end graphics chip in their notebooks.

    The original and second gen MacBook Pros used the X1600, not the X1800.

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