MBP 15” Vega 16 or 555x

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Callander, May 1, 2019.

  1. Callander macrumors member

    Callander

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    id like to know if there would be an advantage to purchase with the Vega 16 over the 555x GPU on the 15” MBP.

    I’d work with web/UI design and utilize a 4K monitor, built in display and a 27” 1440p display.
     
  2. DarthVader! macrumors regular

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    If you're tasks are not taxing the GPU, then I would say you do not need the more powerful GPU.
     
  3. Callander thread starter macrumors member

    Callander

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    So with a 4K or let’s say an ultra wide upgrade down the road... the 555x would suffice?
     
  4. Thysanoptera macrumors 6502a

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    I was about to tell you to go with Vega, because the RX was getting hot and loud when external monitor is connected, but I think they fixed it recently. With only 3440x1440 connected (clamshell mode) the rx555 consumes 5W. When the lid is open + the external 1440p UW it goes to 10W. I don't have a 4k to connect as third display. In both cases the fans stay at idle position and I'm 100% sure they were ramping up couple of months ago. Get the 555x from bestbuy while on sale and save a ton of money.
     
  5. pixelshaders macrumors member

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    So does the RX555/560 still consume more power and hotter than Vega on average web browsing/video overall?
     
  6. Thysanoptera macrumors 6502a

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    In such scenario the dGPU is inactive, so they both consume exactly 0 watts, Intel does all the work.
     

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