rMBP13" some hope for a dGPU

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by adnoh, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. adnoh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
    Given the current Mac Mini has a Radeon 6630m GPU and is smaller than a 13" laptop is there some hope yet that the 13" rMBP will have a GPU?

    My question is, if it can fit into Mac Mini, why cant it fit in a rMBP?
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    I'm not sure. They will want to differentiate the 13" from the 15" so the highest discrete they could use would be a 630m but now your in HD4000 territory so what would be the point?
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Although the Mac Mini is smaller than a 13" MacBook Pro, you must remember that the MacBook Pro has a screen, a large battery, a keyboard and a trackpad - All of which take up space. I'm not sure that the Mac Mini would be that much smaller than the body of a rMBP if you added all that stuff in :)
  4. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    A rather disappointing one, if they ever introduce one. That's what I expect.
  5. lewdvig macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2002
    South Pole
    They can def fit a 640m in the 13" form factor. There are scores of PCs that have similar specs: Acer Timeline, Lenovo Y480.

    Nvidia's Kepler GPUs including the 640m and 650m are very cool running and perform much better than HD4000. The 640m is pretty much the same performance level as the 6750m in the 11 MBP 15". That's good, but the 640m can easily be tweaked to run at 650m speeds.

    I am crossing my fingers that Apple delivers a dedicated GPU. If not I will get a 15" rMBP.

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