New MBP GPUs

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  1. Yixian macrumors 65816

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    SO now that it seems the new MBPs will be released in the next 2 or 3 weeks, considering GPU release dates and everything, what is the most likely GPU we'll see in the 15" and 17" MBPs?

    Don't say 9600M GT or I'll self combust.
     
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  3. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    apple will prob put 9600m gt in,
    i think its a good choice
    30% faster than current 8600m gt 512 mb ddr3

    why would you self combust
    i always thought faster was better
    usually we only get like 5% - 20% faster gpus in updates so 30% would be awesome
     
  4. tYsopz macrumors member

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    Apple will not think about putting a 9600 in a pro laptop.
     
  5. iCries macrumors regular

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    because if they do, we will linch them.
     
  6. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    30% faster than the 8600M GT 512mb DDR2, which is not in the MacBook pro.

    4-5% faster than the DDR3 that is.

    Epic failure of unimaginable scale if Apple uses the 9600M GT in a $3000 laptop.
     
  7. tYsopz macrumors member

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    Exactly.
     
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  9. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I want this or a 3850.

    How possible is this?
     
  10. Clayne macrumors 6502

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    And how likely?
     
  11. tYsopz macrumors member

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    3850 is very unlikely, seeing as it does not exist.
    3800 and 3870, however, is more likely.
     
  12. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    why not they used the 8600 in the past 2 macbook pros
     
  13. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    more than that
    the clock speed goes up from 450 to 600
    plus the shader and memory is faster too
     
  14. Salavat23 macrumors 6502

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    The 9600 GT 512mb GDDR3 is up to 2x faster than the 8600 GT 512mb GDDR3.

    This would be a huge improvement.
     
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    i want this to
     
  16. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Erm... even the 9700 GT isn't twice as fast as the 8600. Where are you getting your information?

    And the 3870 won't make an apperance in the 15" laptops, as it's for larger ones, meaning 17" or larger... and probably even the 17" is too thin for a 3870. Would be nice though.
     
  17. Salavat23 macrumors 6502

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    Since laptop GPUs are more or less equal to desktops GPUs, you could use the following review as a guide:

    http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/nvidia-9600gt-review.ars/2
     
  18. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Faster clock speeds doesn't entirely mean faster GPU especially when the 2nd gpu is newer in technology/design.
     
  19. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Since it seems the consensus is that a 9600 will be put in, anyone know the sorts of fps it will get (1280x1024/800 no aa etc) in COD4 / UT3 / Assasins Creed / Devil May Cry 4 / Battlefield 2 ^__^ oh...and crysis and starcraft 2 if you happen to know! I guess fps is the stuff that really matters, right?
     
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  23. ManWithhat macrumors regular

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    Add 5-10 FPS to the current gen Macbook Pro fps.

    It'll run SC2 fine. It's a Blizzard game . . .
     
  24. Mangaroo macrumors regular

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    Thank you.

    Out of curiosity, what are those original fps? ive been searching for the data with the current macbook pros but i cant find anything except those youtube videos with the guy playing the games...any ideas?
     
  25. Hydroxs macrumors regular

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    Sorry I dont think that 9600m gt is 200% faster then the 8600m gt. At most it is around 10% faster.
     

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