555 vs 560?

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

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

    MartinAppleGuy

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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 68000

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    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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