rMBP 2015 with M370X, we seeing any issues?

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  1. krishmk macrumors regular

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    I found a killer deal on local CG for an used rMBP with M370X and wondering if the 2015 model has any dGPU issues, like the 2008-2011 models had?
     
  2. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    Though there are reports of failures, they have have proven to be far more stable than the earlier MacBooks. They do have throttling issues, though, so don't expect it to be some powerhouse in terms of GPU performance.
     
  3. ceparker27 macrumors member

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    Honest question. I have the MBP in question. I've never had any issues with artifacts or anything like that, and I run Windows a fair amount, so it definitely gets used. How do I know if my GPU is throttling?
     
  4. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    The biggest issue the throttling causes is extreme performance dips.
     
  5. krishmk thread starter macrumors regular

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    My biggest usage is running apache servers, oracle database on windows VM. Any issues with that usage?
     
  6. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    I had this model. Throttling, and symptoms of the dGPU issues that plagued the 2012-2013 models. Stay clear.
     
  7. krishmk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Still an issue with 2015 model too?
     
  8. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    I got the parts replaced and sold it. Used the money for a built PC and MBA
     
  9. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Those will not use the GPU much unless you are doing some sort of visualizations of your data.

    I have that model and it handles VMs and other tasks well.
     
  10. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    As mentioned, you shouldn't have any problems with VMs. But you should consider getting the iGPU model if you don't need the dGPU. You'll save a little money, and the Iris Pro graphics are still pretty capable.
     

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