Intel HD Graphics 530 on new MBP 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by monkeydax, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. monkeydax macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2012
    I was wondering, now that we've lost Iris Pro as the baseline integrated graphics, how does the performance stack up on day to day usage for the new MacBook Pro 15" with Touch Bar using only integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics 530? I'm not talking about heavy graphics/video editing. Just transition heavy action items like Mission Control and other graphics transitions in Sierra.

    Are we expecting to see any loss in performance if I we are only using integrated graphics? If not, how easily does the dedicated GPU kick in? Are we likely to see any battery drains for simple apps like Twitter (read some article that said so).

    A good place to compare could be the Mid 2012 Retina MBP with Intel HD Graphics 4000 - did it perform decently on iGPU?
  2. monkeydax thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2012
    What do yall think of the current iGPU's performance from it's departure from Iris Pro in the Late 2013 to Mid 2015 models?
  3. GastonM macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2012
    Maastricht, Netherlands, Europe
    Now that some people already received the new 15-inch MacBook Pro (still have to wait for probably a long time here in the EU...), any experiences with the Intel HD 530? How does it handle general UI animations, such as Mission Control, scrolling in Safari, switching Spaces, etc.?
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I just have the 13" no TB version right now, but it is the first MacBook sans the 15" with dGPU that does not have animation lag with the retina displays.

    My guess would be the new iGPU's are finally capable of handling the retina displays.
  5. Tmargo101 macrumors newbie


    Sep 24, 2015
    Got my 15" MBP 2 days ago, and honestly... It's not great. The 530 is really struggling with basic UI movement. Actually very disappointed. On the flip side though, the 460 is great. Worse battery life by far though.

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