What is the actual clock-speed of the 8600m GT in the SR MBP?

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  1. thegrandmaster macrumors regular

    thegrandmaster

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    Hey guys,

    I've been looking around the internet looking for some definitive answers regarding the actual clock-speed of the 8600m GT in the Santa Rosa Macbook Pro.

    I've seen numbers on old threads here that range from 375mhz Core to 470mhz Core and people who say it upclocks from 375mhz standard to 470mhz when it needs to, but I couldn't get my MBP to replicate this in Windows even when running the video stress test on CS:Source.

    I've looked at the barefeats numbers and they show results for both 470mhz and 375mhz, I couldn't figure out if they had upped the clockspeed to 470mhz from 375mhz, or if it was an automatic thing when more graphical 'oomph' was needed.

    All help is appreciated,

    Thanks

    Richard

    PS: This is intended for the 15" Macbook Pro, since that's the one I own and am interested in :)
     
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I can tell you that the 15" MBP has a lower GPU clock speed than the 17" (bad Apple). Of course, had I known this, I would have gotten the 17", but my 15" does the job just fine. There was a thread around here that said it somewhere, I'll try to find it.

    EDIT: I found it, this post is what you want.
     
  3. thegrandmaster thread starter macrumors regular

    thegrandmaster

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    Thanks!

    I was having a minor panic earlier about not being able to play GH3 on my 3~ month old computer! But if the core of the 8600m GT is @ 470mhz then I surpass their minimum which is the NVidia 7600 which runs at only 400mhz.

    I'm certain its far more complex than just core/memory speed and memory amount, but at least I'm pretty sure I'm good to go on that front, hopefully :eek:

    Thanks

    Richard
     
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    the only reason they do this is heat issues, the 17" case can dissipate the heat better
     
  5. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    So does anyone have any experiences overclocking the 15" 8600m gt? And would it be able to clock to the 17" speed just fine?
     

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