Old rMBP better than new rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joewillmott, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. joewillmott macrumors regular

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    I just noticed the new 15" rMBP only comes with a dedicated GPU if you choose the expensive version. As a poor young man I was considering getting the 15" rMBP but can only afford the base model... seeing as last year's has a dedicated GPU, is it better? I understand Haswell > Ivy Bridge, but is that improvement bigger than the dGPU advantage the old rMBP has?

    Apple never makes my buying decisions easy.
     
  2. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    The dedicated graphics is slightly stronger than the Haswell integrated, but apparently the new one has slightly higher battery life.
     
  3. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    Depends on what you want to do with your rMBP. If you exercise the GPU, then the last gen rMBP might be a better option than the current base. If you do not, then the current gen is perfectly fine. If money is no object, then the maxed out current rMBP trumps all.
     
  4. Huntn macrumors G5

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    From a gaming perspective, this situation might even drive up the price of 2011/12 MBPs. :) My 2011 circa MBP gets 40-70FPS in games like World of Tanks and Final Fantasy XIV (playing on Windows 7/Bootcamp)
     

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