Does the 750M offer any benefit to the average user

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  1. joeperry, Oct 31, 2013
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    joeperry macrumors newbie

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    Currently or say 3-4 years from now will you see a benefit of a discrete gpu as opposed to the irispro for surfing the internet(youtube) or watching movies ?
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Only if the movies are in 4k resolution.

    However, you referenced the word "power user." If you are doing anything graphics intensive, it will help a lot. It's just that watching 1080p movies can easily be done on any computer built in the last few years, including an rmbp.
     
  3. joeperry thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry I meant to say average user - I have no interest in any games or using my computer for intensive work purposes.
     
  4. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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  5. leman macrumors 604

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    Not for video decoding. Intel GPUs have very capable video decoding/encoding unit which is much faster than the dGPU.
     
  6. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    For what you're doing and if you don't do any gaming (like you said), you have no need for the 750m.
     
  7. Starfyre macrumors 68000

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    If the average user plays games, or use anything related to 3D or graphics. Yes, yes it does. Unless you don't care about having really good 3D quality for any OpenGL.
     
  8. GSPice macrumors 68000

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    If you don't need a dGPU now, and your notebook use doesn't change, you won't need a dGPU 4 years from now.
     
  9. joeperry thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not for games in my instance - I was just wondering if surfing the web or watching movies will require the 750M for best performance say 3 years from now ???
     
  10. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    No, for your uses you do not need the 750m, even in 4 years.
     
  11. joeperry thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies - saved me a bit of $$$$$
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    In four years the 750m will be pretty slow by present standards, so I don't think it will be of any use.
     
  13. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    It will work just fine for the OP's uses, even in 4 years.
     

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