The new 15" MBP have slower integrated graphics compared to its predecessor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Livewings, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Livewings macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2012
    Intel HD Graphics 530 (GT2) compared to Intel Iris Graphics Pro (GT3e)
    You might say who cares, it has a dedicated GPU inside.

    I care, because at least I know while sipping power using iGPU, my older MacBook Pro is faster than the newer one.
  2. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    It seems that Apple is preparing to Intel ditching is high-performance iGPU line. Don't see any issue here. You get an AMD GPU which is over twice as fast as the old iGPU.

    P.S. A common misconception is that the iGPU is using less power than a dGPU. Not when you are actually using something that needs GPU performance. For basic UI compositing, it won't matter. For GPU-intensive stuff, you'll get vastly superiour performance with comparable power draw.

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