What? Geforce 8800M consumes 22 Watts??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbookprofan07, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. macbookprofan07 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2007

    Sure, the 8800M supposed to be released this summer and its obvious that it will trump over the 8600M GT and the 8700M in most benchmarks,

    but Nvidia got this high end beast to consume 22 watts? WOW!!!!!

    the only question is heat? i could assume 22 watts wouldn't give so much heat

    Nvidia says "The GeForce 8M Series for enthusiast will be released in the summer"

    Only if Apple would implement this in their next macbook pro update.

    so, is this reality, possible, or insane??
  2. Emrtr4 macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2006
    Is that a lot or a little for a laptop video card?
  3. zeppelin68 macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2007
    thats a little. I wish apple had at least thrown in an 8700 into the MBP, the 8600 kind of sucks.
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Please explain how one of the fastest laptop video cards available today "kind of sucks".
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I'd also like to know how many other 1" thin 15.4" laptops are using the 8700M or 8800M series.
  6. AbsenceOfTruth macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2007
    Dude, the 8600 just came out... wait until Apple/nVidia release updates for the video card. It will improve overtime.
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    I wonder if Apple will use this in the new iMacs? Slower than the desktop card but 78 watts saved is amazing.
  8. Mydel macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2006
    Sometimes here mostly there
    You delusional. 8600 is best money can buy right now and I want to tell it one more time. MBP is NOT a gaming laptop. Go XPS if all you want on your laptop is Oblivion etc.:cool:
  9. Fayler macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2007
    Its still not bad for gaming, its just not the best. I have a friend who can run BF2 on his Core Duo MPB at I believe...medium settings very well. He games quite well on it.
  10. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    Reality? Not now, but when released.
    Possible? That Apple will use it? I very much doubt that, all this "OMG GAMERS DON'T BUY APPLE MACHINES" and so on doesn't help.. I would still think that 22 watt is quite much to handle, I guess it would be possible to somehow underclock it a lot when using battery and then let it free when on wall outlet or something, maybe.

    But seriously, have you touched a 60 watt light bulb? It gets rather hot doesn't it? And then atleast some energy leaves as light.

    34 watt core 2 duo + 22 watt gpu + 5? watt hdd + some other stuff = ?

    Insane? Insanely sweet to have it in a laptop? Hell yeah :D
    Atleast if it doesn't give you burns, which it might do :/
  11. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    The 8600 doesn't "kinda suck", also what are the power requirements for the 8600?

    The 8700 only seems to be a higher clocked 8600, I guess the 8800 will have more stream processors thought, if there will be as many as in a real 8800 I have no idea. Those have 96?

    Also they have to balance between price and battery life time vs performance and heat.

    I think it's totally retarded to only put in 128MB vram there thought, but I guess that's another story, and with the mac games 128MB seems just fine anyway.
  12. Umbongo macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006
    Little for a high end card, the 7600 was 16 and the x1600 17, I imagine the 8600 is around those numbers, possibly lower and with better power management.
  13. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    Easy: It doesn't beat the Dell XPS when it comes to gaming.

    That's the only reason I can think of. If we accepted a fatter case with more noise apple could do it aswell.
  14. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    ...and shorter battery life and larger power supplies and (yet) more expensive machines...

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