All 13" and sub-13" Apple notebooks use and have ever used integrated graphics, same for 2013-2015 base 15" models. From 2016 on, all 15" models went back to discrete GPUs.When I checked the specs of my laptop (I did not pay attention when I bought it), no ATI GPU was shown. Is it true that the 13" of MBP 2017 only come with integrated graphics?
Which was still a integrated GPU. In that time, integrated GPUs as well as memory controllers were part of the mainboard chipset. So these MBP models were using Nvidia mainboard chipsets with integrated graphics. That stopped being an option once Intel moved to on-die memory controllers and GPUs.The 13" Macbook prior to 2011 used Nvidia graphics as the Intel core 2 processors did not contain a graphics core.
The technical definition of an integrated GPU is a GPU that is integrated with some other core component and uses system memory, as opposed to a dedicated/discrete GPU that is its own chip, has its own memory and needs to communicate with the host system via a data bus. GPUs integrated on a CPU die are a relatively new tech and only appeared on the market around 8 years ago. Before that they were integrated into the mainboard chipset (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northbridge_(computing)).By "integrated", I was referring to situations where the gpu was part of the cpu die rather than being being soldered to the logic board.
It doesn't help much if you can't define what discrete GPU is, right?My definition of integrated is anything not discrete GPU.