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MBP 15in 2.53Ghz vs 2.66Ghz


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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.
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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.

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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?
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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. >_<"

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So even if I don't get the 9600M graphics card, would I be able to run PS or WoW at a reasonable fps?
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Wow and PS will run fine with the 9400.
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