Which graphics card, 455 or 460?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbook123, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    I do a lot of high performance computing and some graphics intense applications. Will I notice the difference?
  2. UnluckyXIII macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2014
    I believe the 460 is around a 3rd faster than the 455 and almost double the 450, so if you are going to be doing tasks that require the GPU the 460 is the obvious choice.
  3. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2011
    if you're doing graphics stuff, i'd say go for it just because it's the most bang-for-buck upgrade on the device honestly

    i got the 460 GPU, but stuck with the base 2.6 i7 CPU in the 15" just cuz i don't think +100mhz and +2mb L3 cache is actually gonna matter for $150 extra bucks.

    and for those complaining about RAM issues in general, the 460 has 4GB of RAM on it, which is just a huge step up from previous macbook pro GPU options

    the objective measure to take into account is: do you use a lot of textures in your graphics? are there images baked into the design or whatever you're doing? because that's where the extra vRAM will shine – when the computer can have all the textures and overlays and images ready to go for editing
  4. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2013
    If you use graphics intense applications... it is a no-brainer to upgrade.

    4GB of VRAM over 2GB is worth it.
    30% faster.

    For $100 more. If you already spend that much on a machine, $100 is nothing.
  5. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
  6. PowerUser macrumors newbie


    Nov 4, 2016

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