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martieda

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Please, help me to understand why does make eliminated the dedicated GPU AMD Radeon from their 2015 Macbook Pro's, which they still sell!! i just bought one and i thought it was packed with AMD Radeon but i just checked the specs and it seen that it just comes with Intel Graphics... please help.
 

mikeo007

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It was kept around as a low end alternative to the new all USB-C touch-bar 15".
The answer as to why they don't include AMD graphics in the lower end model depends on whether you want to be cynical or not.

If you want to be cynical, then it's because they're trying to shoehorn people that need discrete graphics into a more expensive SKU, thus boosting sales.

If you're not cynical, the likely answer is because they don't want to keep too many separate SKUs around. They may also have trouble sourcing the older parts.
 
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leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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Because the new 15" touchbar model is the same price as the previous M370X model and has a faster GPU.
 
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The_Nautilus

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Depending on the Apple Store, you may be able to find the one you want in stock. I was able to get a loaded 2015 edition with the M370x. Almost got caught in your predicament with an online custom order. I also considered getting a refurb model that included the 370x.
 

paaj

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Oct 27, 2016
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Because the new 15" touchbar model is the same price as the previous M370X model and has a faster GPU.

This. Doesn't make sense to offer two similarly priced models. The 2015 is a 'budget' option while it lasts.

They didn't eliminate the AMD 370 option, they only kept the entry model which didn't have the option to begin with.
 

paaj

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Oct 27, 2016
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Oh well, you an probably still return it. It is the holiday season after all.
 

choreo

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If the Iris Pro integrated is so bad, why do they keep it?

What applications really need a dGPU and how much does it help?
 
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