Which is better for gaming? '11 MBP or '10 MBP?

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  1. mitchelljohnson macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2010 C2D MBP and I have heard just like most that microcenter has a sale for the '11s at $999. Just out of curiosity, which one would be better for games?
     
  2. NZed macrumors 65816

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    which 2010? and the $999 sale is it the 13"? If it is, the 13" its not a gaming machine at all. It would do games from 2008 and below fine to great. but newer games would struggle a bit. SC2 has no problems though.
     
  3. mitchelljohnson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for the lack of details. Yes, I know that the 13" isn't much of a gaming laptop, but between the 13" of the '11 and '10 which is better. Mine is 2.4 ghz C2D. with standard drive, 4gb ram
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I would say the 2010 has a slight edge.
     
  5. mitchelljohnson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Because of the nvidia vs intel graphics?
     
  7. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    If you are gaming in Windows - the 2010 model.
     
  8. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Why is Apple making drivers for Nvidia cards btw, doesn't make sense. Can't Nvidia do it?
     
  9. mitchelljohnson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i'm actually not using windows. playing on osx
     
  10. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Depends on the game. Performance will be close enough that it's about even in OS X, but the Nvidia has the edge in windows. No sense in buying a new one in that case.
     
  11. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    I couldn't tell you.

    If gaming in OS X, the 2011 model may be a better choice for you considering that it has a faster processor. The difference between the 320M and HD 3000 is negligible in Mac OS X, but considerable in Windows.
     

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