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    Gazmaz's Avatar
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    May 02, 2007
    Video Cards which is better on MBP
    OK guys here the crack I was going to wait until Leopard came out in fact I had decided that I would, but I can't wait, so looking on the refurb store I came across (it might go any time so I'll have to be quick) A 2.16Ghz machine, I won't go through all the specs, as I'm basically looking for your views on the difference between the Vid Cards
    so which is the better the
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with 128MB SDRAM
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 128MB of GDDR3 SDRAM

    Any thoughts ?

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    Sandwichman's Avatar
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    Jul 19, 2006
    iMac 17" Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM + 20" ACD
    The older models had the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600, like the iMacs. The current generation uses the NVIDIA card- which, I believe, is DirecetX-10 compatible should you want to install Vista and play games.

    I'd go with the NIVIDIA card.
    Sitting, waiting, wishing...

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    Apr 04, 2007
    Durtburg, WV
    Sooper Fast!
    Nvidia benchmarks with a score that's about 2k higher, which is very good.
    Chaotic Evil, Level 1 IT-Tech

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  4. #4

    Gazmaz's Avatar
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    May 02, 2007
    Thanks guys I was being a little hasty and if it was say a second Mac I may have gone for it, I'll wait a while (when I really have the dosh LOLz) and get the newer model.

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