Noob Question about MBP GPU

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

  1. Nosfera macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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  4. Nosfera thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

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  6. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    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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