Iris Pro enough?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 21385, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. 21385 macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning to get the base model 15 inch model with Iris Pro. I'm wondering if you think it'll be enough for general 1080p movie watching/streaming, hdmi out to a large tv?
     
  2. 007p macrumors 6502a

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    Iris pro is more than enough to play 1080p media content (video).
     
  3. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    What about Iris on a 13"?? For longevity Iris Pro would be better right? Or does it matter?
     
  4. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Media acceleration of 1080p content is a non issue. Mobile phones on 2W can do that using only a couple 100 mW. There is absolutely no different in the capability of the slowest of Intel GPUs and the fastest Nvidia on a desktop. Video decoding happens on a special dedicated part on the chip and has zero to do with the general 3D video performance of the all purpose shaders and such.

    All the Intel GPUs have media acceleration for 2 streams of 1080p. So you can watch two at the same time if you want. The GPU really doesn't matter for that purpose.
     
  5. tagy macrumors regular

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    The new base model will be complete overkill for just playing/streaming 1080p videos.
     
  6. Celedral macrumors 6502

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    I still watch and stream 1080p movies from my 2009 Mac Mini.
     
  7. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Iris Pro is a bit better than just the Iris. If you are just streaming video I don't think it matters as far as longevity.
     

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