X1600 256MB vs. 8600M GT 128MB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Spliff, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. Spliff macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I'm thinking about upgrading my MBP CD to the newest MBP C2D 2.2GHz. I'm aware that the processor will be upgraded and utilizing the new Santa Rosa chipset, however how about the graphics card? Is there a major jump in performance from the X1600? Is 128MB sufficient?

    I can't afford to go with the 2.4GHz, but really is it worth the extra $500 for it?
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    What will you be using that will depend on a graphics card?
  3. chex macrumors regular

    May 17, 2007
    the speed of the gpu is more important than the capacity of the vram
  4. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2006

    The bump from X1600 to 8600GT is quite a boost, especially in Windows.

    And 128MB is sufficient for most tasks.

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