What's the difference base model 15 mbp late 2014

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  1. Roadking714 macrumors regular

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    What benefits do you get from having the nvidia graphics card compared to other 15 mbp without nividia is there much of a difference?
     
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  3. Roadking714 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Basics Web, music software, photo editing, maybe some small video editing for youtube
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Nothing then

    You can do that on an iPad.

    You will get no benefit from the dGPU unless you use CUDA accelerated software or play games (preferably under windows).
     
  5. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    That basically means you don't need the nvidia GPU. You could have two notebooks and wouldn't be able to tell the difference using them like that.
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    For that usage, you'd notice no difference at all.
     
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  8. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Not much of a difference if you don't game or use CUDA-accelerated software.

    Besides, you can always add in your own eGPU via TB2 (bloody expensive though). I added a GTX 780 Ti in a Sonnet IIID via TB2, connected to my rMBP, and get 85-90% of the card's full performance.
     
  9. Roadking714 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I can add a video card later?
     
  10. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Yes, by means of an external enclosure. It's really expensive though.
     
  11. ixxx69 macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes people around here post things that are technically possible, but are not really a practical solution yet. So don't count on it any time soon. And you can't upgrade the GPU in the laptop itself at all.
     

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