Hold on to your potatoes, if you don't like stream of consciousness/brain fart posts, I suggest you move on (I've underlined the actual questions, for you convenience) The recent troubles with the fresh 2016 15" Pro's dGPU has peaked my interest in failure rates in the Retina Pro generation. Specifically in the chances that your 2012, -13, -14 or -15 Pro with a dGPU is going to bite the dust. I've read the odd comment here on the forums about dGPUs failing after some years. Something about faulty connectors and shoddy soldering. But do we have any specific numbers? Anecdotal evidence. Have many of you fine gents and ladies encountered dGPU failures? What are the most common causes for dGPU failures? Presuming that you want a computer that will last you at least 5 years (like my dearly beloved's 13" 2009 Pro, going on year 7 now), is it much of a gamble getting a Pro with a dGPU? -Is it considerably safer getting an iGPU than a dGPU? Also, and I know we can't really tell at this point since the switch back to AMD is quite recent, how do you think the AMD GPUs stack up against Nvidia GPUs? -is it safer getting a 2014 15" Pro with a GT 750M than a 2015 with the R9 M370X?