Realistically what kind of dGPU can we expect in the new MBP?

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  1. fox10078 macrumors 6502

    fox10078

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    I bought a MBP about two weeks ago, I returned it before the 14 days ran out because of the rumors of a new one.

    From what I've read the new skylake CPU's aren't that much faster than the current ones. But really what I care about is the GPU. Most discussion i've read has to do with the iGPU but that is basically useless to me. What can I expect in terms of the new dGPU? Just wondering if it is going to be substantial bump that would be worth the wait!

    In terms of need, I can get by with what I have now but it should would be nice having a piece of tech from this decade!

    Sorry if this question has been asked before a million times but thanks in advance!
     
  2. Idarzoid, Sep 7, 2016
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    Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    If they're sticking with AMD, mobile version of RX 460 seems likely, if Nvidia, GTX 1050m I guess.

    Also I did the same thing, returned my rMBP before the 14 days period was up, Iris Pro 5200 wasn't enough and 256GB SSD felt a bit cramped, probably gonna go for one with M370X or just go for 5k iMac, or just wait until they announce something about new Mac products but that probably won't happen for a month I guess, but that means I'd have to go a month or more without having a Mac, which isn't fun.
     
  3. FlyingTexan macrumors member

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    Graphic wise the macs are lacking. If rather them not try to make it any thinner or lighter and instead pump up the gfx. Hopefully the 13" has one if not I'm going with the surface book 2 or even the razer blade
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

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    RX460 is Sierra's most complete new driver.
     
  5. fox10078 thread starter macrumors 6502

    fox10078

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    I get what you mean, although a mac my 2006 white macbook is a little long in the tooth, so even though it gets the job done its hard not to pull the trigger on a new one.
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    The 13 inch will not have one you might as well get a Windows one now.
     
  7. lewdvig macrumors 65816

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    The Intel 580 would be pretty sweet. iGPU that benchmarks like a m370x.

    AMD's new Polaris stuff is pretty sweet. As the owner of the 1060 GTX in my windows PC I have to concede that in next gen APIs like DX12 and Vulkan AMD seems to have won this round.
     
  8. cube macrumors G5

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    The 1060 is expensive and I wanted something that does not require any power beyond what PCIe can provide.
     
  9. lewdvig macrumors 65816

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    I think this pretty much confirms what we can expect in the next macs. rx460 is about the same as a 750 Ti, right? That would be be fine for a sub 4 lb non gaming notebook I think. But Intel 580 would be pretty close to that too.
     
  10. cube macrumors G5

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    RX 470 is also working.
     

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