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    MacBook graphic card?

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    MacBook graphic card?
    I'm going to get a Macbook and I can't find what kind of graphic card they come with and my question will it run games? I'm not running anything crazy but I want to be able to play World of Warcraft, starcraft 2 (when it comes out), and sims 2? Thanks.

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    MacBook graphic card?

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    The MacBook doesn't have a dedicated video card, just on-board video. I'm not sure how powerful it is, but it definitely won't play anything with advanced 3d acceleration required (ie, no StarCraft 2). If you want a Mac notebook for gaming, you'll have to go for the MacBook Pro; the lower model has a 256mb GeForce 8600M GT, which is good enough for all of the games I've tried.

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    MacBook graphic card?
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    I play The Sims 2 ok, but I wouldn't really want to be playing anything more graphics intensive than that on it.

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    MacBook graphic card?
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    WOW runs alright, I play FFXI on my MB and it runs decently.

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    MacBook graphic card?

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    I believe most Macbooks are still running the integrated Intel 3100, while the pros have an Nvidia 8600 with 256MB (2.4GHz Version) or 512MB (2.5-6 GHz Version) dedicated memory.

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    MacBook graphic card?

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    Wish I good get a mac book pro but but can't see myself spending 2k on a laptop especially being that this will be my first mac, If I like it more than the windows OS I will switch my PC desktop to a IMAC and thats when I will pay over 2k. Thanks for the information.

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