New macbook pro 13..what about the graphics card ?

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  1. forsakengod23 macrumors member

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    First of all, I am sorry if this is a repost .

    Like the title says, what can we expect from the new macbook pro 13 in terms of graphics card? from what i've read it's gonna be the intel option and some people claimed that it would be a drop of performance compared to the current nvidia 320m ?

    Do you think they are going to do like the 15' version and also put a discrete nvidia card ?

    Thank you,
     
  2. macmac88 macrumors member

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    If they drop the optical disc drive, then yes, they can fit a discrete graphics card! =]
     
  3. fortunecookie macrumors regular

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    Spending a couple of minutes searching the forum would answer your question.
     
  4. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    Drop the optical? Many companies have better than mbp15 in a 13in shell with an optical. There is no need to drop the optical.
     
  5. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    yes but they're not as thin as the macbook pro :)
     
  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    that's what you think.

    the lack of discreet GPU in the current gen MBP is 50/50 between lack of space and nVIDIA + Intel not getting along.
     
  7. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    The NVIDIA / Intel dispute is completely independent of discrete GPUs, and ONLY applies to integrated GPUs with Core i CPUs.

    Other 13" computers with better specs also would not have nearly the battery life of the 13" MBP.

    If Apple does scrap the optical drive, it seems very likely that Apple will fit in a thin-and-light discrete GPU, and beef the cooling system and battery to compensate. After all, the disk drive must take a good fifth of the internal space.
     
  8. macmac88 macrumors member

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    No, your wrong =] Look at Erasmus' post.

    Yep!! Look how much space the disc drive takes!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    Just look at that thing! They could put in the extra GPU, a blade SSD, and still increase the battery capacity by 50%!
     
  10. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

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    Let me have a talk with Steve Jobs and will update you ASAP. :)

    Just have some patient.
     
  11. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    I'm not a cannibal. And even if I was, I wouldn't eat someone in a hospital. They might have some gross disease.
     
  12. NZed macrumors 65816

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    is that suppose to be the late 2010 or 2009?

    patience ;)
     
  13. macmac88 macrumors member

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    thats a 2009 picture from ifixit.com

    here is a 2010 13" pic
    [​IMG]

    as you can see, the internals look the same =]
     
  14. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think we need even more battery at this point. It would be nice for better cooling in the system, so that we can have better processors and the discrete GPU though :)
     

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