Older MacBook Pro graphics out performing New MBP and MP?

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  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    I have a Rev B 17" MacBook Pro (2.33 GHz) with an ATI X1600 graphics card; running XBench my graphics card out performs both a mac pro with an ATI X1900 graphics card and a Rev C MacBook Pro with a GForce 8600M in OpenGL. Does this make any sense? Why would a machine with a less powerful graphics card out perform 2 machines with faster graphics (especially when one is a desktop version of the card)?
     
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    Maybe the GeForce is dying?
     
  3. MPHL macrumors regular

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    The graphics card wouldn't be entirely it. How are the processors and memory compared.
     
  4. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Both the Mac Pro and MacBook Pro have faster processors, more memory, and faster hard drives.
     
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    Yeah, well my X1600 produces random graphic artifacts on my screen when it gets over 50 degrees celcius, and causes kernel panics at 65, so it can't outperform anything since a g4 cube.
     
  7. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Might want to get that checked out...
     
  8. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    Out of warranty. Self-diagnosed as a logic board problem. And I'm broke.


    I have googled and searched the apple support forums, and it's not that uncommon of a problem. I'm just waiting for the class action to start.
     
  9. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ah, good luck.
     

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