The new Macbook pro video card has a greater chance of being an ATI card per the issues with the nVidia cards. The 8000 series have been faulted with a high failure rate, but there was hope that the 9000 series could have preformed better. Now, according to the inquirer, the 9000 series is also suffering from high failures: http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/08/12/nvidia-g92s-g94-reportedly . Specifically, the G92 and the G94 chip, which includes the 8000 series, some 9600 series, and 9800 series. If you're a nVidia lover, don't despair yet; the inquirer has not stated specifically the failure rate and if you don't know, the inquirer is not a reliable source. Also, the Macbook pro motherboard design could have already been finalized. If this does flare up more than it is now, Apple will probably migrate back to the ATI, the card I favor.