How much is the AMD M370X improving the MPB15 graphics performance?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lindberg, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Lindberg macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    Denmark, Aarhus

    My girlfriend is studying to become an architect. She is using very demanding 3D-redering programs in her study. Now she is about to buy a 15 inch MBP. I am trying to help her to decide on which of the 15 inch MBP she should go for.

    Can anyone tell me how great the difference is in graphics performance between the the MBP 15 with and without the AMD Radeon R9 M370X? I haven't been able to find benchmarks comparing it.
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
  3. kazibole macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2015
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    I did but to be honest the differences are fairly minor.
  5. Dead0k macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    i would recommend windows pc with better graphics. There is a possibility either that her software is not compatible with OSX. dig it
  6. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Many of the 3D rendering programs do not utilise the GPU in any way, save for viewport rendering. It depends on what software she uses. If it supports OpenCL, then m370x can be a healthy performance boost. However, for serious work one should consider a proper workstation with a fast GPU.
  7. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2013
  8. Woch macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2015
    I have the 2015 rMBP with the AMD Radeon, and I find that activating the dGPU can dramatically improve the smoothness of even seemingly basic tasks like panning the map in Google Maps.

    So yes, the M370X can give a noticeable performance boost. As other people have mentioned, it really depends on whether the programs she uses utilize the GPU or not.
  9. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2008
    Considering that software is windows only, then if the main aim is to run this then would be better off with a Windows Machine.

    Parallels 10 for running Windows on the Mac says turn off Video Hardware Acceleration.

    As such really don't see how the extra GPU will make much difference. Software seems to be CPU based rather then GPU.

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