HD 4000 vs. Iris Pro

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  1. MovieGuy34 macrumors member

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    Hello all!

    Can someone please explain the differences between the HD 4000 and the Iris Pro?

    How much better is the IP? What can it do that the 4000 can't? What kind of performance can be expected out of it if it's on a 13 inch Macbook Pro?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. B... macrumors 68000

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    Iris Pro won't come in a 13" MBP because it comes with, at minimum, a 47W quad core processor, which would run too hot and have pretty bad battery life for a 13" Pro.
     
  3. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    You'll only get 5100 Iris on the upcoming 13-inch Haswell rMBP, not 5200 Iris Pro.
     
  4. MovieGuy34 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah interesting.

    So 4000 - 5100 - 5200? Obviously 5200 is better? But how much? And then how capable is the 5100? Is it comparable to any bigger graphics card? Or will it still be as limited as the 4000 is?
     
  5. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    First of all, what are your uses? What you need to know is that it's just a better graphics card overall. No, it can't compete with a discrete GPU, but Intel is stepping up their GPU game every year.

    There is an article somewhere comparing the 4000/5100/5200, but I can't find it. But what are you looking to do on your laptop?

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    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6926/intel-iris-iris-pro-graphics-haswell-gt3gt3e-gets-a-brand

    There you go.
     
  6. MovieGuy34 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the article. I'll do some reading so I can stop bugging you guys.

    Just for work. Don't need to edit movies or anything crazy like that. Just normal computer use. But I did want to start getting more games from the App Store. And a lot of the games on there don't seem playable on the current rMBP 13inch.
     
  7. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Then the 5100 would be awesome for you. But keep in mind Macs aren't a great platform for games, although you should be able to play most games from the App Store, just not at max quality or anything.
     
  8. MovieGuy34 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I mostly just want to play games from the Mac Store. But some like Max Payne 3 and some of the Call of Duty games don't look like they are compatible with the 4000.
     
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