i5 vs i7 13" rMBP 2014 GPU performance?

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

  1. JCL macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2011
    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


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.
    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

    Dec 30, 2010
    I come from a land down-under...
    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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