VRAM 128 v. 256 - Worth paying extra???

numbersyx

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Hi Guys, About to return to the Mac after a 9 year lapse. Can't wait..... but my problem is this: I would like to get the stock 2.16 GHz MBP. However that only has 128 VRAM. I will probably not play any games on the laptop but will play DVDs and connect to a larger (24 inch) monitor.

Does the extra VRAM matter?

Thanks for any assistance. As I say, I cannot wait to come "home"....
 

PygmySurfer

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Aug 7, 2006
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numbersyx said:
Hi Guys, About to return to the Mac after a 9 year lapse. Can't wait..... but my problem is this: I would like to get the stock 2.16 GHz MBP. However that only has 128 VRAM. I will probably not play any games on the laptop but will play DVDs and connect to a larger (24 inch) monitor.

Does the extra VRAM matter?

Thanks for any assistance. As I say, I cannot wait to come "home"....
For what you intend to use the Mac for, the extra VRAM won't make a difference at al.
 

xfiftyfour

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wchong said:
but the vram could help u power the external screen better
My macbook with it's integrated graphics and 64MB of VRAM runs a 24" widescreen without any glitches or performance loss. I'm pretty sure the 128MB version of the x1600 could handle it just fine.
 

gloss

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numbersyx said:
Hi Guys, About to return to the Mac after a 9 year lapse. Can't wait..... but my problem is this: I would like to get the stock 2.16 GHz MBP. However that only has 128 VRAM. I will probably not play any games on the laptop but will play DVDs and connect to a larger (24 inch) monitor.

Does the extra VRAM matter?

Thanks for any assistance. As I say, I cannot wait to come "home"....
Yeah, don't sweat the extra VRAM. It's not going to do anything for you outside of gaming or other 3-D intensive work.
 
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