Nvidia 320m significantly better than hd 3000

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Psilocybin, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, there have been plenty of tests before the new MBP's came out that prove the same thing. The Core Duo 2/Nvidia graphics combo in the Air is very powerful and realizes a synergy that creates an overall very fast machine. Unfortunately, most of the dummies out there go only by how much juice the GPU has.
     
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    As has also been rehashed elsewhere, the 320M still sucks for hardcore gaming. It's a case that it sucks slightly less.

    Both of them are just fine for light gaming.

    If you want thin-and-light-and-sucks-at-games, buy the Air. If you want full-featured-but-still-sucks-at-games, buy the 13" Pro. If you want fully-featured, buy the 15"+ Pro.

    The Intel graphics will play WoW about the same as the 320M, it will play other "medium" games about the same (yeah, you'll run at 23 FPS instead of 28 FPS, but it's still FPS-in-the-20s.) Both suck at higher end games, and both will play light games perfectly well.

    But if you do things like movie transcoding, or compiling, or very large spreadsheet recalculations, the Pro will kick the Air's ass.
     
  4. Psilocybin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is a thread to discuss gpu comparison. Spreadsheets?
     

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