15" Non Retina dGPU Question?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by d3m0nz3y3, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. d3m0nz3y3 macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    I am trying to decide between the 13" and the 15" models and was wondering what tasks would kick in the dGPU for the 15". I plan on using it for light gaming (SC2), photo editing through photoshop/aperture, some light iMovie work and app development along with all the other day to day usage. I will also be installing windows as some of the tool i use are only available on it (design engineering schematic capture and pwb layout). Can the 4000 on the 13" handle all these without any issues?
    Thanks for your feedback!!
  2. Trubbles macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2012
    HD4000 will choke on SC2, unless you enjoy minimum settings. And I mean BARE MINIMUM - it will look worse than SC1. And it will still run at 25 FPS.

    It's a rather HUGE difference.

    Outside of gaming, you'll be fine.
  3. d3m0nz3y3 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    Yes i checked notebookcheck.net and looks like 4000 was bad on SC2, but didnt expect that bad. Thanks for your help

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