15-Inch MacBook Pro AMD Radeon Pro Vega Graphics Options Now Available to Order

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    Following its October 30 media event, Apple quietly announced in its MacBook Air press release that new AMD Radeon Pro Vega graphics would be coming to the 15-inch MacBook Pro as of November 14, and the new options have just gone live in Apple's online store.

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    The high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro can now be custom configured with with Radeon Pro Vega 16 graphics for an additional $250 or Radeon Pro Vega 20 graphics for an additional $350.

    Configuring a MacBook Pro with the new Vega graphics pushes delivery estimates to November 20 at the earliest, which is a fairly standard timeframe for custom orders.

    Article Link: 15-Inch MacBook Pro AMD Radeon Pro Vega Graphics Options Now Available to Order
     
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    Not bad prices. I just bought a 15 inch refurbished a few weeks back. Love this thing. Curious what a difference the Radeon will make.
     
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    At least they are updating chips in-cycle for new buyers.

    I imagine people who bought in July are not pleased....
     
  5. Jerz macrumors regular

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    Anyone think they’ll cone out with a new MBP design by next summer? So let’s say a spring update.

    Debating on whether to buy a high end mbp now or wait for a redisgn, since I’m not a fan of the keyboard
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    I don’t see any new cpus
     
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    I really wonder how they will perform and also curious about the temps. Let's see..

    edit: wait.. what? it is not available for the base 15" model!..
     
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    Wondering how much more hot is the MBP15 going to run with Vega GPU.
     
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    My mind is blown. How much performance boost will that deliver? I think that’s insane. Hope heat won’t be an issue, but I think it will be. As mine is heating up all the time.
     
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    I can't see them changing the keyboard in the 2019 model.

    I would hope though they would address the other problems in the 2018 model (especially the T2 bridge OS errors).

    I would urge people considering buying a 2018 MacBook Pro to read this thread (at least some of it since it's over 100 pages long) on the issues with it.

    At the very least if you want the Vega, hold off buying it for a bit until there is some feedback on if these issues are still present.
     
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    Interesting...but expensive upgrades...It's hard to imagine the performance can be much better within the same thermal cooling system that the MBPro has. Unless performance per watt is a lot better of course...?
     
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    Yep, redesigned MBP with the entire keyboard being Touch Bar.
     
  14. MrJosef macrumors newbie

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    I have just purchased a high spec 15" MacBook Pro around 4 weeks ago.... £3700 or so... So should I be upset by this... ? also I use VM all day normally... I am very interested in feedback?
     
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    Always excited to see MBP updates… until I remember the keyboard.
     
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    See pricing: #5

    Only nearly £7K with Appledontcare. Bargain. I'll take 5!
     
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    Doesn't seem like your usage requires a better GPU?
     
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    That is messed up for anyone that recently got the top of the line $7,000 Macbook Pro back in August. I am sure they would have wanted this option included.
     
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    Having paid £2,100 for my 15" last year with discount, the new borderline £3k price for the new higher end model and upgraded graphics costing £800 more for the same spec (RAM, SSD etc.) - yeah the CPU is more powerful now but...I am struggling with the price hike here. The MBP seems to have experienced a far more egregious hike than other models on the line. Might just be me, and as always to each their own...
     
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    Sooo, prospects on updating non-Pro iMac should be...? Off-thread? No. If they can do this in laptop, finding the sweetspot in iMac should be great! 6-core, Radeon Pro Vega 56, cap memory at 64GB. And currently the largest SSD is 512GB, less than MBP. I love the portability of a laptop, but I need power. I don't love iMac Pro prices. Again, #sweetspot
     
  22. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Good, but I wonder if they shouldn't make room for better cooling first - no point in having the best in class GPU if it's going to be throttled like the CPUs are.

    Also, isn't it a little weird to have this sort of high-end GPU option available with only 4 GB of memory ?
     
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    Are any cuda-enabled nvidia options available?
     
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    Any comparisons between:

    a) Mac Mini with the best external GPU.
    vs.
    b) MBP with Vega 20 GPU.

    Anyone knowledgeable on this...?
     

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