555 vs 560?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MartinAppleGuy, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    What kind of difference in performance can we expect from the two GPU options on the new 15” MacBook pros?
  2. tvith macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2012
    Yea, that kind of difference. Any other question?! lol

    Can't say much about the difference but I have the base 15", so the 555, and I watch videos while surfing and it hasn't lagged at all. From what I remember from other posts, unless you have multiple 4k monitors, or do heavy video editing, you'll never need the 4gb.
  3. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    If I were you, I wouldn't worry about saving $100 when already spending more than $2000, but, to each their own.
  4. Firebrand macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2016
    Indeed. It’s not that iMacs with older tech are suddenly obsolete! I’m not sure, but I believe previous came with 2 GB average. (I have one @ 144 MB still and it still works for most internet videos.)
  5. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    Well when I was first looking at 1300 for a macbook pro non touch bar, the price has hiked already...
  6. Aquamite macrumors regular


    Oct 2, 2014
    There it says 560 is less power hungry tho it runs at the same clock speed and also has quite a boost in performance compared to the 555 (1,305.6 GFLOPS on the 555 vs 1,894.4 GFLOPS on the 560). I would definitely pay 100$ more for that boost on GPU regardless of the unnecessary 2GB of extra memory!
  7. ZapNZs macrumors 68020


    Jan 23, 2017
    IMHO, one significant enough to justify the $100. I'm also curious if the 560 yields superior battery life to 555 models.

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