Do I need Nvidia graphics chip?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jpu, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. jpu macrumors member


    Mar 1, 2014
    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?
  2. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    If the application is optimized for OpenCL, you will see better performance with the standard Iris Pro GPU.
  4. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    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?
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    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.
  6. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    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.
  7. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    thank you. do you have a link?

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