Should I get discrete graphics option on a new MacBook Pro?
October 23, 2013 7:24 AM Subscribe
I'm in the market for a new 15-inch MacBook Pro. I'll be maxing out the RAM and flash storage. Should I spend an additional $100 to get the model with discrete graphics? Would there be any benefit at all from doing that? Or will the integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics be sufficient? The discrete graphics option is an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.
posted by alms to computers & internet (11 answers total)
I use Photoshop and occasionally do a little bit of video ripping or editing. I spend a fair amount of time managing photo collections. I don't use my laptop for any games.
Apple and other companies like to make a big deal about the graphics chips in their computer, but it's never been clear to me why anyone besides gamers should care.