Anyone else disappointed they only went with the 750?

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  1. Mac.User macrumors 6502

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    I was really hoping for 765 to help push all those pixels when doing some heavy video load.
     
  2. ka-spot macrumors 6502a

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    i'm ok.
     
  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    What's really disappointing is the 750m is only available on the $2600 model.

    Cheers,
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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    What kind of video load are we talking about?
     
  5. Orr macrumors 6502

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    It wasn't particularly exciting but good enough. I'd much rather get a less powerful card that works well and won't turn my motherboard into a kitchen. The 2GB of GDDR5 is a nice step up from the previous year. I was much more surprised that the Iris Pro is being used in conjunction. Should provide for an interesting, and hopefully efficient mix with enough power.
     
  6. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Just be glad there's still a dGPU available for that thing! :eek: God only knows what the future holds.
     
  7. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    it's probably heavily overclocked, like last time
     
  8. msavwah macrumors 6502

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    my thoughts exactly
     
  9. john123 macrumors 68000

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    This. Up until the iMac introduction, most of us who didn't have an axe to grind thought there was virtually no chance you'd see a dGPU in any form.

    Otherwise, the 750M was the best you were ever going to get. Apple's never been about putting the best graphics in their laptops. Even with the iGPU/dGPU combos, things like cost and battery life have always played a huge role.
     
  10. Petulka macrumors member

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    You obviously have no clue about computers
     
  11. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Especially with that "Iris Pro only" GeekBench test floating around in July. Turns out it was probably the base unit.

    I think by the time Skylake comes around, MacBooks and Nvidia will part company. Makes me glad I have zero desire for the 15" model.

    Both of which I'm extremely fond of. :)
     
  12. john123 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I'm in a difficult boat. I was planning on purchasing three new 15" models—two for family and one for myself (and selling the 15" rMBP I've been using). Now, I'm not so sure if I shouldn't just keep this one and buy two June 2012 refurbs when they come back into stock.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see iGPUs across the line with Broadwell, actually...
     
  13. koppie644 macrumors regular

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    that's probably because the motherboard for the base model is different
     
  14. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Assuming that's next October-ish for Apple again, I see the dGPU as having one more life cycle in Broadwell. Removing the 17" was a game changer and gave more life to the 15" users I think.

    Disclaimer: I once predicted that bottled water was just a passing fad. :eek:
     
  15. johnnylarue macrumors 6502a

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    From another thread, here's a link to a comparison between the new rMBP's 750M and the GTX 660M:

    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/inde...geforce-gt-750m-2gb-gddr5-vs-geforce-gtx-660m

    While it's still firmly a mid-range GPU, the 750M (with 2GB GDDR5 RAM) is noticeably more powerful than the standard 750M, especially when it comes to driving larger displays/resolutions.

    Again, nothing miraculous, but not a slouch either.
     
  16. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I suppose. I bought this 2011 to avoid the retina non repairable systems and now this and no classic which after the quasi sealed iMacs I knew would happen but I really going to miss having a Mac once the 2012 classic I buy dies.

    Cheers,
     
  17. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    The 750M isn't a careless choice. It has a 45-50W TDP. The 765M has a 60-65W TDP.

    The 4960HQ has a 47W TDP.

    The Retina MacBook has a 85W power brick and an extremely thin chassis... starting to see the problem?
     
  18. Mac.User thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You obviously never tried to play WoW on Native mode on a Retina.

    If Razer can have a 765m, 8GB RAM, quad core i7(haswell), in a 14in laptop thats as thin as a Retina and have 2 mSATA drives for $1899, with out it getting to warm, and still having 6hrs of battery even with Windows on it.

    Why can't Apple for $2400? Am I to believe that there is no room? or that Retina just costs $500? I don't get why Apple has always skimped out on dGPU cards. They went with a GPU common in $1200 laptops.

    I'd be happy if the 750m was in the 13in, I just don't get it in the 15in where people are more likely to be doing HD video editing.

    Heck if the 13in had a 750m I'd order one tonight.
     
  19. justin216 macrumors 6502

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    The 765M in the Razer Blade 14 definitely gets hot, is far from quiet, and has a much larger power brick -- I owned one. There's also the case of excessive throttling on it, where you basically have to be plugged in to use it to the fullest extent, otherwise you're stuck with the poor HD 4400 GPU most of the time.

    I do grant that it's a good value for gaming if you don't mind those types of things. I'm glad Apple made the choices it did. If there was still a MBP 17, then I'd be on-board fully for a higher end GPU for that.
     
  20. Orr macrumors 6502

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    Epic disclaimer! :D
     
  21. ElderBrE macrumors regular

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    That laptop gets hot to the point the GPU gets throttled, go google for it, it's all over the place if you want to look. It's certainly not a good example of good engineering.

    I wish we could have the cake, and eat it too.
     
  22. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

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    No point in being disappointed until there are real-life benchmarks around.
     
  23. Mac.User thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have one. It's never given me an issue.
     

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