Predictions for new MBP and gaming?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Radio Monk33, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    Thoughts on the processor bump and slight GPU upgrade? Probably nothing revolutionary, but comparing it to the benchmarks of the 128-->256, looks like what 9-10% increase in FPS?
     
  2. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    the 512mb looks a lot nicer, it might actually get Crysis on high!
     
  3. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    My guess is youll see higher frame rates but not an outstanding difference from the previous model
     
  4. hankolerd macrumors 6502

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    I think you will see a modest improvement. Should be good enough for any game out today, and probably for a while yet.:apple:
     
  5. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    I ordered the 2.6GHz one. Should be some increases in framerate over the 12" Powerbook I had, and even my G5.
     
  6. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    There had better be a major increase:rolleyes:
     
  7. redsteven macrumors 6502a

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    Well the 128 to 256 comparison you're talking about is the X1600 with 128 or the X1600 with 256. In either case it's still the X1600. NOW though, we're talking about a completely different (and hopefully more powerful) GPU, which also happens to have 512 megs of ram.
     
  8. fblack macrumors 6502a

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    Same GPU as the last MBP the 8600M GT. The increase in video memory should allow for higher resolution and more textures. But don't expect a miracle in fps. A slight to modest gain depending on the game. I wish they would have upgraded to the 8700 even under-clocking it for energy savings would have provided much higher performance.
     
  9. wgilles macrumors 6502

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    I have the new MBP, 2.5 ghz, 512 8600GT, 4GB ram. I can run Crysis on mostly High settings at 1440x900 with very good frame rate, almost no slow down at all. The only time I get it is when I'm cloaked and I use a scope, seems to knock it down then, but other wise, it's great. Way better than the old MBP I was using.
     
  10. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    Which was the old MBP that you had?
     
  11. sixth macrumors 6502

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    I'll add one more q to this....what are you running on your MBP, XP or Vista?
     
  12. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    LOL

    no
     
  13. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    yeah

    the increase in ram will allow more textures at the same fps b\c you're not offloading to the regular slower ram as much..but fps will be about the same after you increase the texture graphics level to compensate for the increase in vram.

    conclusion: the MBP can handle better textures in games, but fps will be constant.
     
  14. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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  15. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    What spec was your old MBP?
     

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