Do the 15'' 2014 MacBook Pro's come with NIVIDA graphics as standard?

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  1. yodudears7 macrumors newbie

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    Ok so my faithful MacBook Pro 15'' from 2011 finally bit the dust, and while I have my iMac to hold me over, I do need something portable as well...

    I have been searching everywhere for this answer, but do the 2014 15 inch MacBooks come standard with the NIVIDA gForce graphics with the Iris Pro integrated? I know at some point they made you select the designated graphics as an optional extra.. but I don't know if they did that with the 2014 models as well.

    Help me because I need to make a selection off eBay soon!

    Thanks!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Only the high end 15" MBP had (and has) the discrete GPU, all the other models have only the iGPU
     
  3. MegaCell macrumors newbie

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    I believe only the 2012 models have Nvidia graphics on all models - the 2013 base 15" MBP has Iris Pro 5200.
     
  4. saldin macrumors member

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    As maflynn said, only the high-end 15" MBP has a discrete GPU. According to EveryMac, such 2014 15" MBP has the nVidia GeForce GT 750M with 2 GB GDDR5 memory.
     
  5. X Cruz 187 macrumors member

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    Each years 15 in. RMBP come with low end intel dedicated graphics only & high end intel dedicated graphics + Nvidia
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    They have since moved on to AMD, so you'll not see Nvidia in the current top line models of the MBP (or any Mac for that matter).
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    No they don't, in fact currently no new macs use any NVIDIA cards at all AMD only.
     
  8. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    What happened to your 2011? Any chance it's covered by the recall?
     
  9. X Cruz 187 macrumors member

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    IYO is the amd better or the same as the Nvidea? maflynn
     
  10. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Well it depends what you are using it for. The AMD works better in open CL and with apples apps and OSX, the NVIDIA works better with CUDA accelerated software and gaming.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    My opinion is that Nvidia is a better GPU, there may be instances where the AMD might out perform the Nvidia but I think overall Nvidia is better.

    I will say that AMD is a very capable GPU, I have one in my 5k iMac and the performance is fine.
     

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