13" MBP Retina (new one) - Iris 5100 Graphics?

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  1. Sunday Ironfoot macrumors regular

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    Trying to figure out which Intel graphics chip the new 13" MacBook Pro Retina uses. Apple just says it's an Intel Iris GPU. I think that means it's a 5100 (the Iris Pro in the 15" is a 5200). If it is a 5100 then it's only a tiny slither slower than than the 5200, which would be awesome for the 13" laptop.

    Can anyone confirm this?
     
  2. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    You are correct in thinking that the Iris is the 5100. But I'd say it's more than just a "tiny slither" slower than the 5200.
     
  3. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. Unfortunately, the lost of the 128MB L4 Cache ("VRAM") is a pretty big deal. Not a bad machine at all, and not a bad GPU. Just not something you'd want to use for gaming or intense production apps.

    Hopefully the L4 cache will become more common with Broadwell, and if not then, then things will be helped a bit with DDR4.
     
  4. koulmj macrumors 6502

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    I just ordered a 13 in 256gb, and will post speee tests as soon as it grts here, buy uf u google macbook air speed tests there are some cool youtube videos of the 5000 playing games, impressive considering its intergrated graphics.
     
  5. justin216 macrumors 6502

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    The 5000, Iris 5100, and Iris Pro 5200 are really great advancements from Intel. Hopefully they will help remove some of the negative stigma of iGPUs.
     
  6. Portal83 macrumors regular

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    The HD 5200 is quite a bit better than the 5100 but the 5100 still more than meets most consumers' needs.

    I don't understand why people say the HD 5000 and 5100 aren't good enough for gaming or intense production apps. If you want 60fps playing the latest most graphics intensive games on high or doing complex 1080p edits with lots of effects then yeah, the 5100 isn't going to meet your needs and the 5200 likely won't either. That being said, the 5100 is enough to give you great FPS on high with games like WoW, D3, SC2, etc. I think it'll be just fine...unless you're like über 1337 :cool:
     
  7. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, the Iris is the 5100. Iris Pro refers to the 5200.

    5200 is quite a bit better than the 5100, mainly because it has an embedded DRAM which makes it really fast.

    But, the 5100 is much faster than the previous generation's Intel 4000. It's an awesome integrated GPU.
     
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  9. OverpricedJunk macrumors newbie

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    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Iris-Graphics-5100.91977.0.html
    36 fps on diablo 3


    I would hardly call that "great fps."


    Don't expect to use the 5100 for any recent games with moderate graphics. You will only be disappointed.
     
  10. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    It will be fine for gaming.

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    I would hardly call that a good source of information for performance on a MBP.
     
  11. OverpricedJunk macrumors newbie

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    And why is that?

    It's the most reliable benchmarks we have on systems with similar configurations (Intel Iris 5100).

    So does that mean you--someone who has never seen, used, or tested the computer in question--are a better source of information?
     
  12. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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