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

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    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 603

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    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

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    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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