MBPr : GPU or not GPU

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Loran, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. Loran macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2014
    Hi guys,

    I'm planning to purchase an MBPr 15". I'm IT Consultant so I'll use Fusion & Parallels from time to time for test and demo to clients.
    I'll be using win7 or 8.1 but no graphic intensive software (no game, no video or 3d edit), just the normal "office" stuff.
    Do you think that the Nvidia discrete GPU is a must have for an MBPr running virtual machines ? Is it worth it (the price jump is about 550$ here) ?

    Thanks a lot in advance !!!

  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    I'd say the price jump is worth the upgrade to a 512GB SSD alone, along with a 2.5GHz processor bump.

    The NVIDIA GPU isn't a must.

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