Any Reason Not to Be Concerned About Heat Failure With new GPU?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sully, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Sully macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2007
    For me, the dGPU isn't a must have. It's nice and I'd benefit slightly from having it. But, if this new AMD gpu is going to produce a lot of heat and lead to failure I'd just rather load up a 13" to top spec and go with that.

    Does anyone with technical knowledge of these new dGPU's know whether the heat issues from the past will persist?
  2. BondFancy macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2016
  3. mateo124 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    With a TDP of only 35W and Apple flaunting their upgraded cooling system, I wouldn't say there is anything to worry about.
  4. miscend macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2009
    Just the fact that this new MacBook Pro is smaller and thinner does not bode well for improved thermals. But it will take a few years before we find out for sure if the new GPUs will be prone to failures like previous generations.

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