which graphics card?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by clin86, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. clin86 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if the macbook pros have a better graphics card or the imacs have a better one?
    how do u tell if one is better or not?
    pls help. Thanks
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    They are comparable. The new MBPs can have a 512MB card which would be better for some things.
     
  3. clin86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    but arent desktop graphics card supposed to be better than mobile ones?
    thanks
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    They are both mobile cards. The only thing "desktop" about the iMac is the hard disk. Everything else is made from laptop parts.
     
  5. clin86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    crap i thought an imac would get better performance than a macbook pro.
    ahh so basically a imac with 2.4 would have the same performance as a macbook pro 2.4?
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    More or less. The iMac will have better disk performance whereas the MBP may have better GPU performance depending on what you are doing. Both are more or less the same in that regard.
     
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