Buy MacBook Pro or keep iMac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hedberg, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Hedberg, Dec 11, 2016
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    Hedberg macrumors member

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    Hey guys!

    I am considering buying the new MacBook Pro 15" with the Radeon Pro 460.

    On the other hand I have an iMac 27" late 2013 with 3,4-GHz quad-core Intel Core i5-processor (Turbo Boost up to 3,8 GHz) with
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 775M-processor 2 GB GDDR5.

    I want some more portability, but I don't want to pay $3.000 if the performance is the same as my old iMac:-/

    Will there be a difference in perfomance (I really can't tell, since I don't know much about specs)? I mostly use my iMac for some light editing, gaming (Football Manager, WoW and LoL) and writing.

    Any advice would be awesome!! :)
     
  2. Marshall73 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow runs great on the 15" with the pro 460. Runs much cooler than the previous MacBook pros too.
     
  3. Hedberg thread starter macrumors member

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    So the new MacBook Pro would give me the same performance as my current iMac? :)

    Sounds nice! On High settings? How's the heat?
     
  4. maerz001 macrumors 6502

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    Yes. But think of that: U get desktop performance (with power supply) in a mobile device;)
    even when the processor isn't faster than the 2015 MBP.

    But for gaming u would be better with a windows machine if u want to play newer games. For the rest of ur workload u would be fine with the old model
     
  5. Hedberg thread starter macrumors member

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    So the processor in the new Pro is slower than in the old one? How can that be?

    I know a Windows computer would be the better gaming option, but I am in the Apple ecosystem and really enjoy my Mac products, so wont change any time soon ;-) Would gaming be terrible though?
     
  6. Marshall73 macrumors 6502a

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    High to highest settings, maxes out around 74C. Thats at 2880x1800 resolution with a 90% frame buffer. No AA etc as the frame buffer helps boost frame rate and smooths things out whilst still looking sharp.

    Ran it at the weekend hooked up to a 55" TV and it was clocking a solid 70 fps at 1080p with everything maxed except shadows and ssao.
     
  7. maerz001 macrumors 6502

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    No, I said that it is not faster. Well it is a bit in some test in others not. Just google. The reason is that Intel is having its focus on energy efficiency. But when u r just looking for speed than 3000$ is a bad investment compared to the 2015 model
     
  8. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same iMac, late 2013 maxed out. Also purchased the 2016 MBP 15". Geekbench scores were almost exactly the same, but the MBP runs slightly faster.

    Was playing Civilization V on my MBP and it runs a little faster than on my iMac. No issues with the heat, although it does get warm.

    If you are looking for a big boost in performance, you won't get it. The MBP is slightly faster. Unless you need the portability, I would stick with the iMac.
     
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    For gaming? Lol?
     
  11. maerz001 macrumors 6502

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    For Safari feeling snappier :p
     
  12. mrthomnas macrumors regular

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    I have both and barely use either. I'm sure this helped.
     
  13. thekev macrumors 604

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    Small differences in cpu benchmarks don't mean anything. They provide an incomplete picture. It should have cpu performance comparable to your imac. Windows uses the same cpus, so expect roughly the same thing. The gpu in in the macbook pro is likely to be a marginal downgrade. The 775m is a higher end mobile card of a previous generation. The 460 is a somewhat mediocre current generation card.
     

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