i5 vs i7 13" rMBP 2014 GPU performance?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JCL, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. JCL macrumors member

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    I want to minimize lag or stutter issues due to the high res. I don't want a 15 inch


    Does upgrading to the i7 increase the integrated GPU performance? Or is it purely hyper threading?
     
  2. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    from the info ive gathered, the difference between the i5 and the i7 will be felt in intensive tasks such as heavy multitasking, high-end gaming, video editing...


    if the retina display is your only concern save yourself some bucks and get the i5 - it runs great on it.
     
  3. johngwheeler macrumors 6502

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    i5 and i7 are hyperthreaded

    Both the i5 and i7 cpus are hyperthreaded. There are some minor differences in L3 cache size, I think, but apart from this the main difference is in clock speed and maximum turbo speed.

    Integrated graphics can be imporoved to a small degree by getting more RAM, which is sharerd between GPU and the system.
     

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