Do I need Nvidia graphics chip?

jpu

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I work with Lightroom, Photoshop, After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, and some other pro apps from Adobe. Do you think the dedicated graphics would be worth the extra cost in the Retina MacBook Pro?
 

saturnotaku

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If the application is optimized for OpenCL, you will see better performance with the standard Iris Pro GPU.
 

joejoejoe

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I work with Lightroom, Photoshop, After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, and some other pro apps from Adobe. Do you think the dedicated graphics would be worth the extra cost in the Retina MacBook Pro?
I have the exact same question as I work with these exact apps.

Does anyone have experience using an nvidia rMBP and non nvidia with these apps that can speak of the differences?

Do these apps support opencl, if not is it likely they will in the future?
 

yjchua95

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I have the exact same question as I work with these exact apps.

Does anyone have experience using an nvidia rMBP and non nvidia with these apps that can speak of the differences?

Do these apps support opencl, if not is it likely they will in the future?
I have the rMBP with GT750M.

In OpenCL apps (i.e Photoshop CC), Iris Pro will work better.

But when doing video with FCP X, somehow I find that forcing the rMBP into NVIDIA-only (with gfxcardstatus) makes it run faster.
 

Hieveryone

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From what I know you will be fine without one. I watched a youtube video where a guy was using all those smoothly on a 13" retina.