Specs on 8600m GT in New MBP?

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  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone tested how that 8600m gt is holding up to some gaming? What is the performance difference between the new gfx and the old x1600 for both the 128 and 256mb version? Is the 8600m gt dx10 compatible? Can the new MacBook Pro finally play the latest games like F.E.A.R. at max levels now w/o a hitch?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    1. It's a good laptop video card
    2. You'll run into resolution and texture limits faster with 128 MB or video RAM
    3. Yes, it's DX10 compatible
     
  3. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    Current problem with getting good info on the card is that there are no Boot Camp drivers for it at the moment. I'm working on finding some drivers but right now everything is SO SLOW in XP.

    Scrolling websites is even painfully slow.
     
  4. McBeats macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'd like to see a Benchmark comparison. I'm sure a couple will pop up over the next couple days.
     
  5. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    Someone get some game benchmarks on this and I will love them intensely. :)
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I want to see Company of Heroes in DX9 right now...
     
  7. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    Well, installing some drivers I found on the internet sucked. Now my Windows freezes up.

    Guess I'll wait for Boot Camp drivers :/
     
  8. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    I wanna see Crysis in DX10 right now ;)
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Ouch, you're going to need an 8800 for that.
     
  10. nickatnite macrumors newbie

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    Maybe this will help, I don't know:

    "The 8600M series is the performance GPU; it will probably fill the role currently occupied by the Go7600/Go7700 series, and will appear in gamer's notebooks. There are two variants, the 8600M-GS and the 8600M-GT. Both variants have the same memory bandwidth (22.4GB/s), but notice the difference in texture fill rate - the GS has 4.8 billion/s vs the GT's 7.6 billion/s."

    Just a bit of info without benchmarks though - check here for the rest:

    http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3699
     
  11. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    Does the 8600m GT run hotter than the ATI Radeon X1600?
     
  12. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Does it matter? We are not engineers.

    The old Macbook Pros are too hot to run off a lap anyway.

    I, for one, am very happy that Apple has finally put in a sane GPU in their computers.
     

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