New MBP 15 with Intel/nVidia GPU Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wicked1, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    Ok, so I had a late uMBP 2008 with the 512 9400/9600 and it had the 2.53 CPU which was ok, but how are the new 15" 2.66 withe integrated Intel Chip and GT 330 running 512. Also how is the battery life when you are using the GT 330, I assume it doesn't last the full 8-9 hours?

    Trying to get a baseline before I buy a Refurb 15 2.66 with the GT330 with 512MB
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Intel IGP is worse than 9400M but the 330M GT is faster than 9600M GT. 2010 MBPs also support auto-switching so you no longer have to log out in order to switch the GPU.

    And yes, the 8-9 hour battery life is with Intel IGP

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