When is the rMBP 13" likely to see better graphics?

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  1. Yixian macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking to switch from my 13" Air 2013 to a rMBP but researching the 13" rMBPs I've found that I probably won't see any improvement in graphic performance, maybe even a decrease when playing at native res. I'm not looking to play anything insane, just Blizzard games really but I'd like to play them on high/ultra considering something like WoW is 10 years old.

    The jump between HD5000 and Iris seems to be negligible, do we have an ETA on when there will be a rMBP 13" bump with improved graphics?
     
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  3. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Are we really talking Mid 2015 for that? :(

    And do we have any idea of how big of a boost in graphics that will be?
     
  4. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

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    Iris is considerably faster than the 5000, actually.

    Broadwell doesn't seem to be anywhere near being close to being ready, so you'll likely have to wait for about half a year or so.
     
  5. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

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    i think to answer your first question, you should be able to play WoW fine. I don't expect braodwell to bring significant improvements to graphics especially at native resolution as it'll still be integrated and won't have a lot of dedicated vram to push those pixels
     
  6. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So no WoW/Diablo 3 at high settings for about 18 months minimum?
     
  7. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

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    Well, even high-end chips can have difficulties running games at a resolution of 2560x1600. However, Iris is quite capable of running D3 at 1080p with high settings, having 30-35 fps.

    Broadwell is expected to boost the graphics performance by 20-40 percent, so unless the cpus for the 13" receive the Iris Pro (doesn't seem likely), the difference will be considerable, but not really drastic.
     
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