NEED MACBOOK HELP!? GONE WRONG IN HOOD jk

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  1. apple tech geek macrumors member

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    ok i own currently a macbook pro late 2011 13 inch
    all good an all (12 gb ram 500 gb ssd)
    but i got a macbook pro mid 2009 15 inch 4 gb ram 500 gb hdd
    what iam thinking is what gpu would be better? the 15 incher or 13?

    (planning on playing minecraft and beamng drive)
    the worst one is going to be turned into a imac type of setup
    i know the 2011 has a i5 and all but its about gpu power atm
     
  2. wolfaaron macrumors regular

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    The 2011 model doesn't seem to have a dedicated GPU, just built in Intel 3000 graphics.

    The 2009 model has a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M dedicated graphics.

    On the 2009 it also seems to have a slightly higher clocked CPU. So in theory the 2009 should be the better option. But with wear and tear the 2011 could be better option if it's in better shape. The best thing you can do is try it out and see which one plays the nicest with your computers.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    The Nvidia 9400M GPU is not a dedicated graphics chip. It is an integrated one that is a apart of the Northbridge chip. The Nividia 9600M is a dedicated GPU.
     
  4. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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