MBP 15" 2014 iGPU or dGPU

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  1. AppleFanBoy888 macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    I can't decide if I should get MBP with dGPU or not.

    I mainly use Safari, Plex, Parallels Desktop, Web Development, AutoCAD, Casual gaming, video conversion

    My two options are

    The $1999 model with CPU upgrade (2.8GHz) or $2499 (No upgrades)


    Thanks :)
     
  2. GoldfishRT macrumors 6502

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    If you care about gaming at all I'd say the dGPU is worth it. It wont really impact your battery life when you're not using graphically intensive applications anyway and it will be a far larger boost to the machines performance than the CPU upgrade in my opinion.
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    AutoCad may benefit from the dGPU.

    The 2.8GHz upgrade isn't really worth it, unless you render or encode videos for hours.
     
  4. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a

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    Adobe Media encoder uses the dGPU. If the $500 won't break the bank, it's worth it. The extra HDD space will be very valuable to you in the future.
     

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