Any issues with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M in the latest 15" MacBook Pros?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Xeridionix, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Xeridionix macrumors regular

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    Hey there,

    I'm looking to see if anyone has had any issues with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M in the latest 2014 15" MacBook Pros. I've got my eye on a few models from Apple's refurbished selection as it would save me a decent amount of cash versus buying new and this happens to be one of the models in question.

    I've been burned by NVIDIA's GPUs before (including the 8600M GT in a late 2007 and early 2008 MBP, 330M in a Mid 2010 MBP, and a GT 650M in a Mid 2012 MBP (non-Retina)) so I'm quite hesitant to purchase another MBP with a NVIDIA GPU in it. So I guess I'm just wondering if it's still something I should be worried about or if it's alright to purchase one of these models.

    Thanks for your insight and have a good one. :)
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The cMBPs all have bad ventilation, causing the GPUs to fail.

    The rMBPs have far better ventilation, making GPUS failures far less likely.

    If there were any widespread problems with the rMBP dGPUs, we would have heard them since last year.

    So just go for it.
     
  3. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    I just ordered a refurb 2012 non-retina MBP with the Nvidia GT 650M 512MB, I thought the issues with this GPU were in the rMBPs, is that not correct?

    The reason I wanted a refurb 2012 model is I want the ability to update HDD/SDD, Ram, etc.

    Is the failure of this GPU very widespread?
     
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Yes, the 2012 cMBPs aren't on the list of affected models.
     
  5. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks!! I want to replace my aging 2008 15" MBP with something a bit more current, but still user upgradable.
     

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