GPU advice for new MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NiVanc, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. NiVanc macrumors member

    NiVanc

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    I will be buying a new 15" MacBook Pro but I'm still undecided about what GPU to choose. The machine will be mainly used for development purposes. My typical workflow is:
    • Xcode/Sublime Text/Terminal
    • Sketch application
    • multiple browser tabs

    Would the Radeon Pro 450 be ok for this usage or would you guys upgrade to a 455 or 460?
     
  2. sinoka56 macrumors regular

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    those apps don't even need a dedicated gpu, you'll be fine
     
  3. leman macrumors G3

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    Do you play games? Do very heavy photo or video editing? If yes, get the 460. If no, the 450 should be sufficient. It should have a slight edge over the M370X in the previous iteration of MBP.
     
  4. NiVanc thread starter macrumors member

    NiVanc

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    Thanks for the input guys, I'll go for the 450 then!
     
  5. fob macrumors member

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    I thought the 455 is equivalent to the 370X as both hit 1.3 teraflops. 450 hits 1 teraflops so its less than last gen, Apple loves to nnickeland dime these days for the slightest. The 460 hits 1.8 teraflops with double the vram.
     
  6. leman macrumors G3

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    I thought that m370X was around 1TFLOP as well? But slower VRAM and less efficient architecture. So I expect the Pro 450 it to be faster in practice.
     
  7. NiVanc thread starter macrumors member

    NiVanc

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