NVIDIA GeForce 320M vs. 9600M GT

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  1. Gamoe, Dec 2, 2010
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    Gamoe macrumors regular

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    I have a late 2008 15" MBP with an NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT w/256MB of RAM. I am thinking of trading it for a current 13" MacBook with a GeForce 320M w/256MB.

    Am I right in assuming the new MacBook's GPU is inferior to my current's? If so, how much of a hit would I take in games like Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, etc.. ?

    Thanks!

    EDIT: I am thinking of trading for a 13" MacBook PRO
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    32 Cores in old architecture vs 32 Core in new architecture.

    There is a difference.
     
  3. Gamoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Please enlighten me! I honestly do not know.
     
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  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    The one in the current MacBook is integrated, so it doesn't really have 256 MB RAM, it just uses up that much from the main system RAM. I'm not sure if the GPU itself is much better (or worse).

    Think of everything else you'll give up as well: FireWire, the screen resolution, etc. Personally, I'd stick with what you've got. Why do you want to change computers?
     
  6. Gamoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry, I meant 13" MacBook Pro. I'm considering the change because I got a good offer for mine, and I'd like something more portable with longer battery life.
     

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