2016 15" MPB 2.6ghz i7 with 450 or 460?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MrLee, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. MrLee macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2005

    I've decided that the 2016 15" is the right model for me. Most of the time it'll be connected to an LG 5k too. The only problem now, is which model.

    Daily Lightroom and occasional Photoshop use with RAW files will be the most intensive work I do. Fairly basic stuff mind you. Not stitching together huge panoramas or anything on that level. No video editing at all.

    So with this in mind, I'm thinking of the base model with a 1TB SSD. But when it comes to graphics I'm not sure what to do. Would upgrading to the 460 be worth it, or would the standard 450 do me just fine?

  2. keviig macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2012
    For pushing the huge amount of pixels of the 5K I'd go with the 460. It's relatively cheap compared to what you get (+80% TFLOPS). I get some stutter here and there with the 450 connected to a 4k display, so you'll need all the GPU power you can get. I'll be returning my 450 as I have a 460 on its way (delivery date in two weeks).
  3. cubalibre macrumors member


    Dec 23, 2012
    I went with the 2.6/1TB/460, partly to be sure to be able to drive an external 5K display smoothly.
  4. nylon macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2004
    The 460 is a good value upgrade in terms of relative performance and probably resale as well.
  5. Goatman455 macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2012
    I think at the (relatively) low $200 cost upgrade it's a no brainer for the 460. It's much faster and if you do ANY 3D gaming at all you are going to be glad you got it.
  6. MrLee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2005
    Thanks a lot for the advice. Very helpful. The 460 it shall be!

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