mbp - 512mb 8600m VS 256mb 9600m - which is faster?

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
512mb 8600m VS 256mb 9600m - which is faster?



the 9600m is supposed to be a better card, but will it still outperform the 512mb 8600m with only 256mb of memory?

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    Originally Posted by tripleec View Post


    512mb 8600m VS 256mb 9600m - which is faster?



    the 9600m is supposed to be a better card, but will it still outperform the 512mb 8600m with only 256mb of memory?



    anyone?
  • Reply 2 of 2
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,223moderator
    It depends on what you are doing. The extra VRam will help store high resolution textures but the 9600 will be a bit faster at processing.



    If you don't need the VRam (helpful for motion graphics, 3D rendering), go for the 9600.



    Are the machines the same price?
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