New MBP vs. Old MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Inkoosikas, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Inkoosikas macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2013
    North Pole Alaska
    So I recently had my house broken into and my MBP was taken, it was a late 2011 15" MBP with maxed out hardware for when it came out.

    So now I am looking to replace it. The thing is, I like playing video games, I had my old MBP set up with bootcamp and would run games on there like a champ.

    My question is, how do the new MBP graphics cards hold up agains the older MBPs that ran the duel graphics cards?

  2. yjchua95, Jan 23, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2015

    yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    The 15" rMBP with GT 750M is leaps and bounds better than that Radeon card.

    I have a late-2013 15" rMBP with 750M and it plays BF4 quite well.

    1680x1050, mix of high and ultra, 16xAF and FXAA and it churns out 47-50 fps on average, with the lowest being 35 fps and easily getting 60 fps in quite a number of situations.

    That said, if you can wait until summer, the Broadwell ones will bring Maxwell, which will bring a large performance increase.

    PS the Iris Pro is pathetic for games like BF4 and the likes of it.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The dGPU in the latest set of MBPs is better, but the bad news is that the dGPU is only in the high end model. I don't think you want to try to play games with the iGPU, but that's just me.
  4. vbedia macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2014
    At this point I would wait. The current rMBP 15' with 750m runs games well, it may fall short for a hardcore gamer though.

    I agree with what people have said here so far. I would like to add some a thing though.

    Whatever solution Apple come up for the next rMBP it would be either cheaper than the current one (rMBP 15' with 750m) with roughly the same performance or more powerful with a price alike to the current one.

    I would wait a few more months, it's gonna be almost year and a half since the last significant update. I think it will be worthy.

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