HASWELL dGPU: WHICH dGPU?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GSPice, Sep 11, 2013.

?

Haswell rMBP dGPU: NVIDIA or AMD?

Poll closed Nov 4, 2013.
  1. NVIDIA

    49 vote(s)
    89.1%
  2. AMD

    6 vote(s)
    10.9%
  1. GSPice macrumors 68000

    GSPice

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    #1
    Alright, so lets throw a bone to those who are hoping for and/or expecting that the Haswell rMBP will include a dGPU, at least as an option.

    Which dGPU do you think could end up in the rMBP? Here's a few in some recent competing notebooks:

    AMD Fire Pro M5100
    NVIDIA Quadro K1100M/K2100M
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M/GTX 765M

    Note: if you think there's no way in Woz that there'll be a dGPU, feel free to chime in with intelligent hypotheticals, but keep the iGPU flaming in this thread. :D
     
  2. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Location:
    Canada
    #2
    Seeing as they never throw a workstation class GPU in the macbook pro 750/765m is most likely on that list.
     
  3. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
  4. snapper64 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
  5. GSPice thread starter macrumors 68000

    GSPice

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    #5
    Intel has a viable mobile dGPU?
     
  6. Miguel Cunha macrumors 6502

    Miguel Cunha

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2012
    Location:
    Braga, Portugal
    #6
    Nvidia

    I hope it will be NVIDIA.
    It's so much better for my workflow.

    i'm already disappointed by the fact that the announced Mac Pro will only have AMD.
     
  7. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    #7
    He means, Intel's iGPU. And you do know there is more than one kind of rMBP, right?

    Yeah, I know... folks here tend to forget us lowly 13.3" users. :(
     
  8. GSPice thread starter macrumors 68000

    GSPice

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    #8
    Hence its irrelevence to the thread question, namely which dGPU might be in the next MBP.

    Yeah, you have to admit though, there aren't that many epic threads around here discussing which version of Intel HD graphics will or won't be in the next 13-incher. ;)
     
  9. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    #9
    Well, I'm rootin' for you guys. I just hope you all won't be slumming with us pathetic HD5000 users by joining the iGPU "only" ranks. :D

    Epic and humbling threads those will be should this happen.
     
  10. GSPice thread starter macrumors 68000

    GSPice

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    #10
    It's surreal.. hoping for something that makes so much sense, when that thing may be so very obsolete to Apple.. :D
     
  11. sonyisawesome macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2012
    #11
    Pretty sure this guy doesn't know what "dedicated" gpu is...
     
  12. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a

    ohbrilliance

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #12
    Pretty sure you don't know the difference between "discrete" and "dedicated".
     
  13. GSPice thread starter macrumors 68000

    GSPice

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    #13
    Brilliant. :D

    Anyway, nvidia seems to have the edge in mobile dGPUs.. Although AMD obviously came through with the Pro units..
     
  14. fatlardo macrumors 6502

    fatlardo

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    #14
    Don't they switch every few years from AMD and/or Nvidia?
     
  15. Kirihuna macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2013
    #15
    You'll never see a workstation card in a MacBook Pro unless they lower their TDP or Apple goes insane.
     
  16. sonyisawesome macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2012
    #16
    Fail. There isn't one. Nice try, though.
     
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #17
    As it stands now, nVdia has a better mobile dGPU line up than AMD.
     
  18. GSPice thread starter macrumors 68000

    GSPice

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    #18
    Lol... You didn't learn your lesson, did you.. ;)
     
  19. sonyisawesome macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2012
    #19
    LOL, why so toxic? :rolleyes:
     
  20. Quu macrumors 68020

    Quu

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
  21. throAU macrumors 601

    throAU

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    Location:
    Perth, Western Australia
    #21
    Have had Nvidia in PCs for years (since 1999) without an issue.

    Have AMD in my MBP. Has issues (sometimes randomly doesn't work in bootcamp until i sleep the machine and wake it up again - driver issue, clearly)


    NV for me.


    edit:
    BUT

    I'd rather have dual quad core haswells (same thermal envelope as haswell + dGPU) with the pair of Iris iGPUs running in something like SLI. 16 CPU threads!
     
  22. Mr MM macrumors 65816

    Mr MM

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2011
    #22
    there won't be a pro gpu in the rmbp, for me its either the 750m or 765m (very different performance, much higher) for amd we have the 8870m

    Im hoping for either the 765m or the 8870m, but Im not confident that the 765m has the thermal headroom nor that the psu can handle the load, so its basically 750m or the 8870m

    I hope its the 8870m, given that the 750m under performs it in every way aside cuda apps

    well cuda is going to die in the pro market, at least on the creative one is dying already for other uses its alive and not doing well, kepler is designed for gamers, the hope is maxwell
     
  23. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #23
    Nice try... try harder next time

    0/10

    [​IMG]
     
  24. dusk007 macrumors 68040

    dusk007

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    #24
    760M is the most likely or a 750M. A 765M is just too hot. No way.
    A 750M IMO is too slow, as it is just an overclocked 650M. Why bother with that over Iris Pro.
    A 760M is possible and fast enough to be worth it.

    The pro graphics Apple will never use. Look at those TDPs. Most importantly the pro graphics are really expensive because of the drivers and those don't exist for OSX so it is kind of pointless to just pay for a brand while you end up dealing with Apple's graphics drivers anyway.
    AMD 8800M is just not quite as efficient as Kepler in gaming. It is better in GPGPU though.

    So the only likely possibilities are 750M and 760M as far as dGPUs go.
    I still would put my money on Iris Pro.
     
  25. GSPice thread starter macrumors 68000

    GSPice

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    #25
    a1b33 c1 da10ff cc14 ad100!

    ;)
     

Share This Page