Jitter and OpenGL on a Macbook (_NOT_ a macbook pro)

    Jun 04 2006 | 10:37 pm
    has anyone played around with Jitter (specifically jit.gl stuff) on a macbook? the lack of a dedicated graphics card makes me nervous. i'd love to hear anyone's expirience wrt performance.
    thanks j

    • Jun 10 2006 | 9:15 am
      Well, i don't have a macbook nor a macbook pro... but from some googling, here is theoretically what can be deduced:
      The macbook features an Intel GMA 950 graphics processor chipset, which means: - it uses system memory for graphics; - some of the 3D is done by the main processor, i.e. software rendering... The GMA 950 is a graphics business chipset.
      Check benchmarks of 2 recent PC laptops, a HP DV1000T and a Fujitsu LifeBook N6410, with similar chipsets as macbook and macbook pro, so one (HP) featuring the G450 chip and another one (Fujistsu) with an ATI mobility X1400 (the macbook pro has an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600). see on: http://www.mobilityguru.com/2006/04/10/hp_dv1000t_core_duo_l aptop_features_new_intel_gma_950_graphics_processor/page10.h tml
      So results are near 4 times faster on the Fujistsu laptop using an ATI; although this is on Windows, i think we should not see very different results on Mac OSX.
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