Noob Question about MBP GPU

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nosfera, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Nosfera macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    I am sorry I had to resort to posting a new thread on a possibly already answered question. However I have done a lot of research and can't seem to find an answer.

    I am planning on getting a 15 inch unibody MBP with a 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT. My 3 year old gaming Dell xps laptop has a 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce go 7900 GTX.

    Is the 9600 better? If so by slightly how much? Thanks.
  2. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

    Mar 2, 2009
    I'm not a GPU expert, but the 9600M is probably a fair bit faster and better than the GPU in your Dell.
  3. amarcus macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    London, UK
  4. Nosfera thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    Thanks guys. I dont mind if they 9600 isn't a lot better than my old 7900. I just want a portable notebook that can play some games and do multimedia work once in a while. :]
  5. JaHull macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2009
  6. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2005
    yeah, it looks to be about 10-15% more powerful, really wouldn't expect much of an improvement real world wise. But I am sure the MBP is way more portable then your xps. ;)

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