Originally Posted by Marvin http://www.macworld.com/article/1578...enchmarks.html
In order of performance from least to most:
Intel HD 3000 = 26FPS
Geforce 320M = 33FPS
Geforce 320M in SSD MBA = 40FPS
Radeon 6490 = 51FPS
Geforce 330M = 62FPS
Radeon 6750 = 81FPS
So it's more like:
Radeon 6490 -- x1.2 --> 330M -- x 1.3 --> Radeon 6750
but still, the 6490M is a downgrade along with the HD 3000. Also, it seems the 6750 could only get 300% increase compared to the 320M. Ah, they don't actually say they were using the 330M for the test, just comparing to a model with the 330M - that model also has the old Intel IGP in it.
It seems if you want to do some gaming on an entry model, you're better with the MBA. Why couldn't they have put the 6490 into the 13" and the 6750 into the entire 15"/17" lineup? Then it would have been upgrades from the previous generation.
I concede defeat
But 78fps for the baseline iMac? It's like Apple doesn't want us to buy their portables!
Seriously, any tips for wrapping it up inside some sheets or etc?
As you may have noticed, I live in a godforsaken hellhole called Brazil, where we have all of the issues super-developed Nordic countries have (that is, just high taxes), and absolutely zero of the benefits.
A $1200 iMac here costs $2350, not to mention our average buying power is much inferior to yours. So after the MBP graphic fiasco, I've been thinking of convincing a friend of my father's to put an iMac on his case on his way back from Canada (hey, I knew a guy that did it with the 27" model!)
If he declares the iMac (is this the right term to use in English?), he pays 1.5x the price. Let's ignore taxes for this. 1200*1.5= $1800. If he does not and gets caught, he pays double. Which is kind of the national price anyway.
BTW, this gets more ridiculous the further up you go. The $2000 iMac costs $4530 here, so even if you pay double, you will still save $530 (that's an iPad!)
I think the most difficult will be convincing my father to ask this of his friend