2012 rMBP 15" Users: How's the iGPU performance for daily tasks?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by monkeydax, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. monkeydax macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2012
    A user mentioned that we may see less smoothness in the new 15" MBPt for basic tasks because it uses the HD Graphics 530 vs Iris Pro. My proxy for this measure would be the 2012 rMBP 15" with HD Graphics 4000.

    Can I ask if you see any stutter in:
    • Graphics intensive pages on Safari/Chrome?
    • Transitions to Mission Control, minimising windows?
    These are the actions which use on the iGPU i assume, and I'm trying to guess if the new iGPU in the 2016 15" MBPt is going to see some transition lags or scrolling lags too.
  2. fyun89 macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2014
    Mine is slightly less smooth than using the dGPU, but its nothing to be bothered. However, reading long PDFs and graphical sites like Cnet are more noticeable. But it's not so major and I can use dGPU when I need it.
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Other manufacturers are using those chips with 4K sccreens it will be absolutely fine.
  4. syan48306 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    I see more of a stutter when the laptop decides to switch from the HD4000 to the dedicated graphics. I've never found the HD4000 inadequate for normal non gaming stuff.
  5. monkeydax thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2012
    You mean the stutter comes at the point when it switches over? I see, so no problems with graphic-intensive pdfs or webpages on Safari? I'm on a late 2013 15" MBP so Iris Pro seems quite sufficient for most things.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 11, 2016 ---
    Examples? I believe most of them have dedicated GPUs too if I'm not wrong?

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