PowerBook G4 17" Graphics card

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  1. CooperBox macrumors 6502a

    CooperBox

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    I've just seen an ad which interests me for the subject Powerbook, but with a note in the spec that I find confusing, namely, 'Carte Graphique: Nvidi GeForce 320M 256 Mo'.
    I believe I'm right in saying there was never such a graphics card installed to a PowerBook, although I'm aware it's common on one of the Intel MacBook Pros. Comments pls?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Is it possible that the seller is confusing an early MBP with a PowerBook?
     
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    The 320M is chipset graphics on Core 2 Duo MacBook from around 2009/2010. Definitely not a 17" laptop of any type.
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Definitely no PowerPC Macs came with the GeForce 320M integrated GPU, so the seller must've made a mistake. I happen to have one of the Intel Macs with GeForce 320M here, so this is to give you an idea of when Apple was using that.
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    13" MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini from 2010 all make use of it. Nicely beats out the 9400M for use on later versions of MacOS, and some say it even beats out the Intel HD Graphics 3000 on the 2011 models. But to reiterate: No PowerPC Macs came with a GeForce 320M, nor could they have. Edit: And yes I am updating this Mac to 10.12.5 now :)
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Yes,
    and the only MBPro with 320M is a 13-inch. The 17-inch MBPro from that series did not use the 320M
     
  6. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    Don't worry mines on 10.12.4 too! :p

    For a second, I thought we had the exact same Mac. I missed the MB part!
     

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    Many thanks for all your informative comments. Much appreciated!
     

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