NVIDIA® GeForce® 8M gets official

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  1. Mydel macrumors 6502a

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  2. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm hopin for these too! Any update would be great on the GPU.
     
  3. Manic Mouse macrumors 6502a

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    PLEASE give the 8400 as an option, at least, in the MB.
     
  4. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Nice. The 8400M GT hits the spot... Hopefully (if Apple moves away from ATI) they will use it.
     
  5. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't they used NVIDIA in their desktop (i.e. macpro) cards a lot in the past (and present)?
     
  6. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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  7. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    Which is wrong. They should use whatever suits the customer best.

    It must be nice to have a trillion dollars like Steve Jobs and Dr. Evil :D
     
  8. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    I think so, but they haven't used the mobile parts.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    iMac 24"
     
  10. kingofkolt macrumors 6502

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    Does the 8M allow up to 512MB memory? I would like to see that on a MBP...
     
  11. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Yes
    Shoot I forgot about the iMac.
     
  12. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    It would also lower the battery time. Quite frankly I don't see the need for 512MB of dedicated ram on a graphic card meant for the mobile segment at this time.

    What do you people run in Mac OS X that requires 512MB of onboard frame buffer?
     
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  14. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    That video card would be sweet on a MacBook Pro or iMac....


    Fingers crossed for that upgrade :cool:
     
  15. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    The 7600 in the iMac is a modified MXM card but it is not the mobile version of the 7600 (i.e. go 7600). It is the full fledged desktop version of the 7600 which happens to be on an MXM card. The only "mobile" components of the iMac are the CPU, chipset, and optical drive.
     
  16. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Strange, I do remember some tests using other MXM based cards in the iMac being successful under Windows.
     
  17. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    At this point I'm less concerned about what Apple gives us..I just want to see new video cards!
     
  18. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    did you know Dr. Evil was a switcher? proof --->
    [​IMG]
     
  19. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    It is true that you can get certain MXM cards to work on the iMac under Windows. The actual GPU on the card in the 24" iMac, however is the desktop version rather than the go 7600. Only the interface is of notebook origins.
     
  20. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    Well I guess the decision about whether to use these in a MacBook Pro will come down to whether they generate less heat than the equivalent ATI GPU.
     
  21. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Unless one is way hotter than the other, I suspect it will come down to cost and availability.
     

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