Work ordered me a new MBP ... Quick question on video!

Discussion in 'Mobile Computing' started by dalearyous, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. dalearyous

    dalearyous [H]ard|Gawd

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    my work just ordered me a 15" macbook pro with following specs:

    Apple MacBook Pro 15" Laptop:
    Hardware:
    15" LED-backlit glossy display
    2.2GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core
    4GB DDR3 Memory (2x2GB)
    500GB hard drive
    8x double-layer SuperDrive
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 w/384MB
    AMD Radeon HD 6750M Switchable Graphics
    Built-in 7-hour battery
    Aluminum unibody enclosure
    Backlit keyboard
    iSight camera
    SD-Card Slot

    With these upgrades:
    8GB 1333MHZ DDR3 SDRAM 2X4GB
    HI-RES ANTIGLARE DISPLAY

    I am slightly behind on the development of the graphics cards in laptops. Is there a big different between the 6750M with 512mb and the 6770M with 1gb ram? Can I allocate more system memory to graphic memory?
     
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  2. wtourist

    wtourist [H]ard|Gawd

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    No sure knowledge.
    I believe the 6750 and 6770 are basest on the older HD5770 with more shaders, slightly more speed, DDR5 memory and HDMI sound/DX11.
    from a 6750M vs 6770M article.
     
  3. dalearyous

    dalearyous [H]ard|Gawd

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    what about performance? for games?
     
  4. A15G

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    6770M is 10%-15% faster than 6750M.

    They crippled the 6750M and only gave it 512MB. 1GB will be a difference in real world performance.
     
  5. dalearyous

    dalearyous [H]ard|Gawd

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    can i allocate system ram for the video card?

    i know you could do this back in the day.
     
  6. A15G

    A15G [H]ardness Supreme

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    If i'm correct, you cannot do that on a MAC.

    Most systems that did support this was only in the BIOS. The options would range from
    64MB-512MB in the bios. I know what you are talking about, but I highly doubt there is a way to do it on a Mac. (correct me if i'm wrong anyone.)

    And a more simple way to look at it is that if the card has "Dedicated" memory, the chances of you being able to allocate more to it is slim to none. If it's shared/hyper memory then you might have the chance to do it, but also sometimes the system itself dictates how much memory and does not give the user to control the amount of RAM/Memory being shared.
     
  7. dalearyous

    dalearyous [H]ard|Gawd

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    yeah good point.

    well hopefully it will handle starcraft 2 & mass effect 3 ;)
     
  8. Mr. Wolf

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    You won't be able to crank up all the eye candy, but games will do well enough with low to mid-level settings. I've played Rizen and Hunted: Demons Forge on my MBP, which only has the 6490 card.