Upgrade or Downgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jasphair, May 22, 2010.

  1. jasphair macrumors member

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    I currently have an ASUS G60VX-RBB05 with a GTX 260M GPU (1GB RAM).

    I'm eyeballing a MacBook 13 or MacBook Pro 15 with the 320M GPU.

    I'm unable to find a real comparison between the two chipsets.

    I need to know, would it be a DOWNGRADE to go from the GTX 260M to the 320M as found in both the MacBook and MacBook Pro?

    Please advise.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jasphair thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmmm, well the clock speed difference is only 100MHz. The shader speed is about 400MHz difference. Is that what really makes it faster?

    I guess I should just wait and see what benchmarks come out for the new MacBook 320M, unless they're identical to that of the Pro's (same CPU too, I think). I don't really mind a small difference in power, if my games continue to play well (BC2, L4D2, BS2, WOLF, etc) on them.

    My main gripe with my ASUS, is the battery is a little over an hour. Well, and it weighs like 8lbs, but whatever. I'm wanting to use it more and more away from a power source, but that's just not doable, and it's a nightmare to bring through the airport, and impossible to use on an airplane.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    320M has 48 stream cores while 260M has 112. 320M scores 4754 in 3D Mark 06 while 260M scores an average of 10177, meaning that 260M is 214% better.

    You could keep the ASUS or sell it and build a rig for gaming and use MacBook for everything else
     

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