2012 13" MBP to 15" 2015 MBP w/ dGPU.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Videomanmac, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. Videomanmac macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2015
    How big of a jump is the difference between the 13" 2012 MacBook Pro vs the new 15" MBP with the dDGU? We use our Mac right now for a lot of live streaming and video editing. Our current one is the i7 with the SSD.
  2. Fthree macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2014
    insane. i had a 2013 late 13" and recently purchased the 2015 15" and it is incredible
  3. smc333 macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    Boston, MA
    You'd be going from a dual core with iGPU to a quad core with dGPU, so the performance bump will be substantial. Video editing applications can be resource intensive and utilize GPU acceleration as well as multiple cores effectively, that is where you'll notice the difference. Video streaming shouldn't really require a quad core.

    Also, the 15" has 16GB RAM default now, so there's a good chance you'll be seeing benefits from added RAM depending on how much you have in your 13" (not to mention if you use the dGPU, you'll free up system RAM reserved by the iGPU).
  4. Videomanmac, Jun 14, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2015

    Videomanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2015
    Thanks! The program we use right now is running my system at 80% CPU. And that isd where it really starts to struggle and degrade our stream. I am hoping the new 15" will bring down my CPU usage to around 40%. Has anyone ever heard of Wirecast?
  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    Cimmerian End
    It should be quite a noticeable difference. Screen space, quad core, and specifically the dedicated graphics.
  6. Videomanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2015
    Do any of you have this machine that do heavy graphic work?
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

    Oct 24, 2013
    80% is not even half the CPU capacity of a dual core machine(100% per core is available if your software is multicore compatable), so it seems unlikely that is your bottleneck, I would take a look at your internet upload bandwidth before anything else.
  8. Videomanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2015
    That is the CPU percentage the software shows, activity monitor shows its running the system dry of CPU power. Don't remember the number off the top of my head. Upload bandwidth is 100mpbs.
  9. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    and the software will show 200% to 400% if pushed all the way at least most will, but don't let me get in the way of buying a new computer

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