Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Nov 25, 2009
    Posts
    3
    MBP 15in 2.53Ghz vs 2.66Ghz
    Hi guys, first post here at the Mac Forums.

    I've recently been browsing the Apple site and the MBP line has caught my eye. And I've narrowed it down to the two laptops listed above.

    I understand that this is a commonly asked question, but I'm having trouble deciding whether I need the extra 9600M graphics card.

    What I plan on using my MBP for would be some photoshop work, maybe a little WoW from time to time.

    Money is kind of an issue. I have enough money for the 2.53 Ghz, but not for the 2.66. Is the 9600M graphics card that much better then the integrated graphics card that it's worth the 300 dollars? Thanks.

  2. #2

    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts
    6,004
    Specs:
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    I wouldn't say that it's that much better, however for gaming it's better to have a dedicated card. Otherwise your game is going to lag on the higher settings because it has to share memory with the rest of the system. The 300 dollars is not just for the GPU it's also for a faster processor.
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Nov 25, 2009
    Posts
    3
    Ah, that makes sense. Thank you.

    And I understand that the 300 dollars is just no for the GPU, but is .13 more Ghz even that big?

  4. #4

    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts
    6,004
    Specs:
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Quote Originally Posted by davdgreen View Post
    Ah, that makes sense. Thank you.

    And I understand that the 300 dollars is just no for the GPU, but is .13 more Ghz even that big?
    No it's not. Sadly you won't be able to even tell the difference. Higher resale value though. >_<"
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Nov 25, 2009
    Posts
    3
    So even if I don't get the 9600M graphics card, would I be able to run PS or WoW at a reasonable fps?

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Jul 18, 2009
    Posts
    473
    Specs:
    Macbook Pro 13"
    Wow and PS will run fine with the 9400.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. What do to?? 13in MBP w/ monitor or 15in MBP i5 or i7 core
    By iSchwinnJim in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-08-2010, 01:57 PM
  2. Can not decided on new 13in MBP or previous 15in MBP
    By joker678 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-27-2009, 06:39 PM
  3. June 2009 15" 2.53GHz MBP or Oct 2008 15" 2.4GHz MBP
    By Andy007 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-04-2009, 05:13 AM
  4. 13 inch 2.53GHz or 15 inch 2.66GHz
    By noidea in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-23-2009, 10:46 AM
  5. MBP 2.4Ghz- or 2.53GHz-version?
    By Josso in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-21-2008, 12:18 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •