iGPU or dGPU ... That's the question

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  1. JorgeLomeli, Oct 23, 2013
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    JorgeLomeli

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    Im having a hard time, trying to decide which Haswell rMBP to buy. the one with iGPU only or the one with iGPU/dGPU.

    For a guy like me, who dont play games at all, will i still make benefit from the dgpu?

    Im a graphic designer, i use Photoshop A LOT, and at the same time i use Parallels Desktop to run Corel Draw! in Windows while listening music through itunes or Spotify and of course :rolleyes: checking my facebook from time to time.

    Do you think i need the dGPU? or should i go with the 2.6/16gb ram/1TB iGPU only ??


    Thank you guys.... Any responses will be gladly appreciated

    UPDATE: i forgot to say that sometimes, i like to edit HD videos in iMovie... does iMovie benefits from dgpu?

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  2. JorgeLomeli thread starter macrumors regular

    JorgeLomeli

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    I just have 2 more questions.

    Does iMovie uses the dGPU when rendering HD videos? or that depends at all on th CPU?

    Does Parallels Desktop benefits from dGPU? or his performance will be the same using either iGPU or dGPU?

    Thank You, i hope somebody wil answer my questions :confused:


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  3. JorgeLomeli thread starter macrumors regular

    JorgeLomeli

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    :( :( :(

    Nevermind.... i already placed my order.

    Macbook pro 15" 2.3ghz 16GB Ram 1TB PCIe flash storage, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M and Apple Care 3yr Protection Plan.

    Thx anyway.
     

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