13 inch vs older 15 inch with dedicated graphics: performance comparison?

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  1. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

    DoNoHarm

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    Hello Everyone,

    I'm trying to gauge the level of graphics performance of the new 13 inch with integrated graphics. If I were to compare it to one of the older 15 inch MBP's with dedicated graphics, at what point would they equal out? In other words, does the new 13 inch MBP play games at the speed of a 2010 15 inch MBP?

    I don't know a lot about benchmarks, but from what I can tell, they test processor speed while graphics is really the key criteria for games.

    I'd really appreciate some advice, links, etc. especially those with solid numbers/tests to back them up instead of simply stating that one is "better".

    Thanks.
     
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  3. hellstorm12345 macrumors newbie

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    It would be slightly slower than the 15 inch 2010 MPB, about equal to the 6490m in the base early 2011 15.
     
  4. DoNoHarm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    nothing comes up when i search for macbook or apple.

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    thanks for that info. is that your guess or are there tests out there that explicitly show that to be the case?
     
  5. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    From here:
    You should have a 330M in your machine according to Apple

    EDIT: These benchmarks place the 4000 above the 330M
     
  6. hellstorm12345 macrumors newbie

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    Look at this link but focus on the right side column with the list of GPUs. The HD 4000 is in class three and is highlighted.

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-4000.69168.0.html

    Notebookcheck is not extremely accurate but gives a decent judgement of a GPU's performance. Considering that the 330m in the 2010 15 inch is actually underclocked, the HD 4000 may actually perform on par with it depending on the game.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    You'll have to figure out what two graphics cards you're comparing and look them up.

    Keep in mind most benchmarks are performed in Windows, with different drivers than you'll be using in Mac OSX. Also, benchmarks are not always accurate measure of performance.
     
  8. DoNoHarm thread starter macrumors 65816

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