Nvidia 128mb or ATI 256mb

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by deniser, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. deniser macrumors 6502

    deniser

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    Hi all,

    I have been doing a price check on the MBP's in the refurb section and just want a bit of advice re the graphics card before I purchase.

    What is the difference performance wise between the Nvidia 128mb card and the x1600 256mb card ? Which one should I go for.

    Any help and advice is much appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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  3. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

    taylorwilsdon

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    Thats not the point, but in this case, thats true. The nVidia 8600 is a modern, fast card; whereas the x1600 was okay in its day but that day is long past.

    8600 128mb > x1600 256, no questions asked.
     
  4. deniser thread starter macrumors 6502

    deniser

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    Many thanks
     

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