How much more powerful is the 460 than the 455? Yes, I can look up teraflops...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LiemTa, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. LiemTa macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2014
    But I'm looking for real-world usage.

  2. Mathias Denichi macrumors 6502

    Mathias Denichi

    Jun 21, 2013
    From what I have seen, its a difference of 5-7 FPS in games. And not much of a difference when it comes to GPU rendering. The big issue here, is that the 455 and 460 are newer generation for amd, but are still pretty weak compared to Nvidia's last gen 9XXm series.

    I honestly prefer the Iris 550, or the Iris 580 if they used it in the 15".
  3. dk808 macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2015
    The 460 better than the nividia 960m, how is that weak compared to their last gen series?
  4. Mathias Denichi macrumors 6502

    Mathias Denichi

    Jun 21, 2013
    Because majority of the competitors in the same price range use the 965m, which the 460 is 15-20% weaker than.
  5. dk808 macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2015
    You mean gaming laptops? The main competitor to the macbook pro would be the xps 15 which uses the 960m
  6. littlepud macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2012
    I went with the 460 mainly because of the 4GB vs 2GB VRAM difference (I use an external 4K monitor).
  7. Mathias Denichi macrumors 6502

    Mathias Denichi

    Jun 21, 2013
    Plus it's only a $90 difference to upgrade. It makes more sense.
  8. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 601


    Jul 4, 2015
    Advertised teraflops are based on Windows drivers anyway. The Mac equivalent is slower on AMD and Nvidia and we have older versions of GL and CL.
  9. Jaekae macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2012
    exactly, and it uses much less power and physical size doing it
  10. maratus macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    And so what? 965M uses almost twice as much power as Pro 460 radeon
  11. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I have the 455, and for me, upgrading to the 460 wouldn't have made any difference. I don't play games, so most of the work I do is text-based.

    The one and only app I do use on a regular basis where the GPU plays a big part is Osirix MD, which uses the GPU to render 3D images based on medical CT and MR scans. Even with huge data files and at the highest settings, the 455 renders essentially in real-time, so moving up to the 460 wouldn't have made a measurable difference.

    I wouldn't have rejected it if someone gave it to me for free, but it wasn't worth the extra price to either buy the top-end BTO model stocked at the Apple Store (which also includes a processor upgrade and a 1TB SSD, neither of which I wanted to pay for either) or to have waited a month for a BTO model from

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