15 inch rMBP, Is there a big difference between Iris Pro and AMD Radeon R9 M370x?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dk808, May 26, 2016.

  1. dk808 macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2015
    Im comparing the base 15 inch model graphics to the $2499 15 inch. Is there that much of a difference between them where its worth paying almost $500?
  2. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    There's a notable difference - BUT, it really depends on your use case. General use, non-graphic intensive work, most (again, not graphic intensive) development, office apps, "lite" gaming, even things like 2D graphic apps, you're most likely good.

    Two things:

    1) The $500 difference is also a 2.5GHz vs. a 2.2 and 512GB flash storage vs. 256, if you upgrade those items on the non-R9 machine, it's only $100 difference :)

    2) There are killer deals in the refurbs on Apple.com, and in the used market, don't be afraid to buy used, I got my machine as a bonus, but I would've gone refurb/used if I was buying. There's a 2.8GHz machine in the For Sale section right now, still has original warranty, like $1800.
  3. flavr macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2011
    Yes! I just picked up the AMD Radeon R9 M370x 15 inch Macbook Pro Retina for $1500 on Craigslist. Its perfect and has Apple Care warranty till 2018.

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