Macbook for gaming?
Posted 18 March 2008 - 04:19 PM
Gaming Build: R5 1600 @ 3.9 GHz || Asus GTX 1070 8 GB || 16 GB DDR4 3000 || 960 Evo NVMe, 1 TB FireCuda || Win10 Pro
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 04:40 PM
You can't really say what graphics capability people 'need' without talking about what they want to do with their computer. They might be a casual user, but if they want to play most games at all, they need something better than integrated graphics. Even if they only pick up the occasional game, it's still a severe disappointment when it turns out they can't run it or it runs terribly on their system. The developers or publishers are also in a bind because a huge chunk of their potential market is invalidated.
So yeah, they don't 'need' it. But Apple having to shell out probably $20 at most for a low end dedicated GPU would still make things that much better. But of course, that wouldn't be an all-in-one solution from Intel, so it's unlikely.
MBP: C2D @ 2.66 Ghz | GeForce 9600M GT 256Mb | 8GB RAM | 120GB SSD + 500GB HD | 10.6.2 / W7 x64
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:14 PM
Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:07 PM
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:25 PM