Is my Iris Pro broken?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by UBS28, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    Should the Iris Pro deliver similar performance to the 750m? Because if I force my 15" 2013 Haswell rMBP to use integrated graphics, there is no game where the Iris Pro is close to the 750m using the settings I play games with on the 750m?
     
  2. tmoerel macrumors 6502

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    No it is not...the 750m is a lot better with games. There is a reason you can get it!
     
  3. john123 macrumors 68000

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    Amen.
     
  4. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    The whole point of having an iGPU and a dGPU is that one is for having good battery life and the other is for power. The 750m is almost twice as fast as the Iris Pro.
     
  5. UBS28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thanks, I guess my Iris Pro isn't broken then.
     
  6. duffer6 macrumors 6502

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    I truly believe that Apple has been too ambiguous regarding dedicated graphics versus integrated. This is going to result in continued confusion and buyers remorse for those who opt for the base model of the rMPB. Why not be straight forward and truly define the performance difference so the average consumer can make a informed choice.

    So to answer your question without the 750m your gaming experience will be crippled. I would suggest returning your rMBP under the 14 day window and upgrade to the 2.3. I know in the short term the $$$ hit will hurt but thinking about all you get. More memory, more SSD space, more power in the CPU and a dedicated GPU. Well worth it.
     
  7. john123 macrumors 68000

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    Marketing 101. That's not a realistic expectation for most manufacturers.

    I would suggest an alternative approach: if you need a computer now but can limp by with crappy gaming, stick with the base model, and apply the $600 you'll save toward a new model when Broadwell comes out. Long-run, you'll come out better since higher-end models always depreciate at a higher clip than their base model counterparts.
     

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