NVIDIA GeForce 9400M vs. NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 256MB

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  1. flakes8 macrumors regular

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    I am purchasing a MBP at or around Christmas. I am looking too use Photoshop CS4 and was wondering if it is worth the upgrade to NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 256MB or should I just stick with the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M.I am not able too spend any more than the 1999.00 price point so these are my only two options. I need the portability of a laptop otherwise I would go with the iMac. I am sorry if this has been asked before, I am new too the forums (still trying to figure out the whole navigation thing...lol) as well as :apple:

    Thank You :)
     
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    9400M will be fine for Photoshop because it can't really utilize it, so 9600GT would be idling all of its time
     
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    Thanks Hellhammer. Another quick question, would the 9400M be able to handle video that I take with a non-pro digital video camera. Just simple editing, splicing stuff like that. Also is their a big difference in the processor speed 2.53 vs. 2.66.
    Thanks Again. :)
     
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    If your editing is simple stuff with iMovie (cut, copy, paste etc) 9400M will be fine for that. Processor speed is also unnoticeable because it's just 130MHz
     
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