Which graphics card

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  1. whiteshadoww, May 19, 2015
    Last edited: May 19, 2015

    whiteshadoww macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2008
    Santa Monica, CA
    Regardless of screen size and assuming 16 GB of RAM may I ask the readers to please help advise me on which graphics card is great for streaming video playback (like Netflix) as well and playing movies downloaded through iTunes?

    Is the Intel Iris Pro enough or do I need the AMD Radeon R9 M370X?
  2. Kal-037 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    Iris Pro is great for streaming videos, you will have no problems.

  3. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    AMD chip doesn't even activate unless you are doing something really intensive, like playing a game.

    Iris Pro wouldn't even be working hard to do Netflix.
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    If that's the most graphic intensive thing you do, you will no benefit whatsoever from the discrete card. You don't need 16GB of RAM to do it either.
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    Agreed. The Iris Pro is a capable card for anything that doesn't benefit from the 2Gb of VRAM or uses OpenCL.

    They're nothing like the inept Intel Integrated graphics of a few years ago.

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