2015 15" New MBPR VGA would be...?

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  1. LEOMODE macrumors regular

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    I am patiently waiting for the next gen 15" new MBPR.

    Since I explicitly need the MBPR for both Mac OS and Windows gaming, I have no other choice but to use MBPR (not to mention I love the trackpad and the hardware too...so I will not go with Hacintosh for that matter).

    However, the only drawback for me is of course the VGA. GT750M is kinda old and I am wondering what would the next VGA be.

    It looks like as of today Nvidia doesn't offer GT950M yet, and I am really wishing it could be at least a GTX M processor.

    What would the next VGA mostly likely be? Please let me know!
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    For clarity's sake, you're asking about the GPU, not VGA.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Was about to say that. VGA is a type of video connector for monitors or projectors. Some GPU's have a VGA output, but they're still a GPU.
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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    Either the 950m or they will drop the discrete GPU entirely and use only integrated.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It's the GPU, not VGA.

    A GPU with a TDP of below 50W will be used. That would make it a GTX 950M (35W) or GTX 960M (40W).

    But I wouldn't be surprised (although sorely disappointed) if they decide to drop the dGPU entirely.
     
  6. LEOMODE thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I guess if they do put GTX950/60M, wouldn't it be much powerful than previous cards since they were only GT rather than GTX?

    I believe that if it's GTX950/60M there would be a possibility of heat issues. But then of course I would love it if Apple puts GTX series onto the MBPR.
     
  7. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Heat won't be an issue, because both the GTX 950M and 960M operate at lower TDPs compared to the current GT 750M.

    The current GT 750M has a TDP of 50W, while the GTX 960M has a TDP of 40W. The GTX 950M is even lower at 35W.
     
  8. LEOMODE thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I'm curious, is the heat issue only determined by how much TDP is?
    Because when I see other gaming laptops with GTX 950, 960, 970M's they looked like they were suffering critically from heat issues. And since they're gaming laptops I am sure that they have better cooling system than MBPR. Please shed me a light on this on how by putting GTX 950/60M won't have any heat issues just because its TDP is lower than GT750M.
     
  9. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

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    You just answered your question, TDP is Thermal Design Power - aka the max amount of heat the component will produce. If the TDP goes down in the next generation by choosing a lower TDP graphics unit then that means there is less heat that the rMBP would need to be able to dissipate at maximum load. Thus a cooler running Mac
     
  10. LEOMODE thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is awesome then! I really hope mbpr includes the most powerful (within the thermal boundaries) card...and i guess it will be either 950 or 960m then...i do hope they put in 970m though..
     
  11. christarp macrumors 6502

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    The 970m is completely out of the realm of possibilities sitting at a TDP of 75 watts. The 960 could be put in, or apple could put in the 950 and try to push the battery further.
     

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