OS Neutral Intel Iris 550

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  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

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    So..I have been waiting long for the new MBP and I thought we might get the Iris 580 but we got the Iris 550. I just want to get an idea, how much graphics power does this give for gaming?

    Are we talking PS3 level or Wii U? what should I expect? Is eGPU something I can do? It would probably be cheaper than buying the $2300 '15 MBP with AMD GPU.
     
  2. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Here's the benchmark for an Iris 550 at 1653:

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Intel+Iris+550&id=3437

    The PS3, from what I see on the internet, has an equivalent of an nVidia 7900GT at 258:

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+7900+GT&id=1252

    The Wii U is about a Radeon 4770 at 1055:

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+HD+4770&id=601

    Not too shabby...

    For reference, the Radeon RX 470 ($175) in my gaming computer is at 7245:

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+RX+470&id=3558
     
  3. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, do you think its worth going for the Radeon GPU in the '15 models, or is it just paying too much for something that will hardly give any improvement for games?

    This just shows how bad the Iris 550 is. For $2000 laptop, GPU should have been whopping fast, not retarded.
     
  4. MacAlien macrumors 6502

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    Way too much. It's a recycled chip. Very subpar to use in games. If you want to game, take money and go with a PC laptop/desktop.
     
  5. JordanNZ, Oct 29, 2016
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    What do you mean by 'recycled chip'?

    They're hardly gaming power houses. But they're completely new Polaris 11 parts that are incredibly efficient.
     
  6. MacAlien macrumors 6502

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    Talking about the '15 MBPs, not the current 15" ones. =P
     
  7. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I am not looking to run The Witcher in 4K but for $2650 laptop I should at least be able to run games on PS4 level... at least!
     
  8. gkarris macrumors 604

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    The PS4 is equivalent to a Radeon HD 7850 which is at 3780:

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+HD+7850

    I don't know which MB you are talking about, but the one for $2800 has a Radeon Pro 455 talked about here:

    http://www.pcgamer.com/amd-unveils-radeon-pro-400-series-of-gpus/

    The RX 460 comes in at 4349:

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+RX+460&id=3557

    It won't be too shabby for a mobile device - you'll be able to run a lot of games on it, but mainly around 1080p medium...
     
  9. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks for all the clarification
     
  10. koyoot macrumors 601

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    The GPU in question is on the same level of performance as GTX 940M/GT750M from 15 inch MBP from previous generation.
     

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