Out of curiosity... rMBP graphics question.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by playsontheleft, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. playsontheleft macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2012
    So I've read that the overclocked 650m in the rMBP is actually more powerful than in the cMBP and even beats the 660. Which raises the question in my head, why did Apple opt to use the 650 only to push it further than a 660? Why not use the 660 in the first place? I'd imagine it's a space issue but I'm not sure. Any ideas, MR?
  2. playsontheleft thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2012
    Lol, that hit me just after posting. Yeah that's more likely. Still great that they put the effort into OCing it!
  3. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    Yeah, and it's weird that they never told it. Usually it's the kind a thing that PC makers would tell in their marketing but I guess Apple wants to keep it simple and not confuse people with technical terms and not make them worry about heating issues.
  4. Panini macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2012
    Palo Alto, CA
    Maybe they already designed the computer thinking the 650 could handle everything, but they ended up needing a little bit more power.

    A lot easier to OC the existing card than to replace it with an entirely new one and start building again.

    Cost has never been an issue with Apple...
  5. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I agree, I think its form factor. They designed it around the current components. If it were cost, they would just raise the price a little...we all know we would pay the difference!

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