Older MacBook Pro Core Duo vs. Base NVIDIA MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mBurns, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. mBurns macrumors 6502

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    Howdy guys. I tried posting something similar to this a day ago but received little to no response.. I thought trying the true MacBook forum might be better. Anyways, I am debating selling my Core Duo MacBook Pro with about 6 months of warranty left and picking up a white MacBook base. I actually like the design of the classic MacBook versus new unibody. I would definitely upgrade the RAM to high frequency 800 mhz DDR2.

    With that in mind, how would the base NVIDIA compare to a:

    Core Duo (32-bit) MacBook Pro
    Ati X1600 256 VRAM
    2 GIG of RAM

    I would probably put either 4 gigs or 6 into the base MacBook.

    How do these compare for daily use with virtualization? What about gaming? Can I do any gaming on the MacBook? Will it be any faster then the Pro? I have heard the NVIDIA integrated is wonderful...
     
  2. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    You'll find that the nVidia 9400M beats out your ATi unit in graphics in almost everything, actually. And considering it's part of the Core 2 family and not Core, you'll find some nice speed improvements despite same/slightly higher clock
     

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