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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Serban, Jun 10, 2013.
I think it really is nice. I thought they will put the HD 4600
gives me hope for the 13r getting iris pro.
Just bought the 11" model (128 SSD). I was impressed with the 9 hours of battery life! I figure I'll get maybe 4-5 hours when dual booting to Windows 7, but most of my time will be in OSX. The kicker was the Intel 5000HD! I was really thinking they were going to use the weaker 4400 version, but this GPU is much better! I also bought the new Airport Extreme.
How do you think gaming performance will be on these computers? I currently have a macbook pro early 2011 with Intel 4000 Graphics Chip. Would the performance be better on these new computers?
I am still having trouble with Apple's store but will the new Air be able to handle a (1) 4k monitor? I know the new Mac Pro can handle 3 but I don't know if they said anything about the Air.. Thanks
only up to 1600p
Can the new air handle running Windows 8 in Parallels?
it sure can, as well as the last two generations do. it depends more on Parallels version you use.
Easily due to the SSD. Also upgrade to 8 gb if you are going to be using VM.
You have the 3000, not the 4000.
Sorry your right! This probably means that there would be a somewhat noticeable performance increase?
The 4000 was around 60% faster than the 3000. And the 5000 is around 40% faster than the 4000. So with the 5000 you should be getting around 224% the performance you got on the 3000.
My brain just exploded.
Why? Say 3000 was 1 unit. 4000 was 1.6 and 5000 is 1.6*1.4=2.24 or 224% of 3000 graphics power.
Well that was very well put. Thanks for simplifying it.
Some people just cant think in terms of pure numbers
Haha, my bad. I study mathematics so it seemed simple enough to me. B's explanation is good.
Yes and no. If the 3000 isn't dropping frames or lagging, there won't be any perceived difference with the 5000 on the same tasks.
For gaming? Yes you will see the difference.
That's for the 4400, if I'm not mistaken the Airs got the 5000.
this was a surprise, is the 5000 the 4600? renamed
No it's a different GPU.
Notebookcheck rates the HD 5000 above the GT 540M which was used in the 3rd version of the Alienware M11x. I think the new Airs should pack plenty of punch when needed!
Looking pretty good for a casual game or two.