Video Cards on a Mac Book Pro

Video Cards on a Mac Book Pro

Postby pbacot » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:19 pm

A new / used laptop has been proposed to me with "AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2.0GB GDDR5 memory, plus an Iris Pro 5200 with 1.5GB shared memory"

Anything wrong with this, off the cuff, for SketchUp, Photoshop, or rendering?

(I don't know what shared memory means--I can ask the tech guy who's putting this together, I'm sure)

Thanks.
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Re: Video Cards on a Mac Book Pro

Postby Khai » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:51 pm

Shared Memory usually means the memory is split between OS/Programs and Graphics

so say you've got 4GB, you'd have 3GB for OS/Programs and 1GB allocated for the graphics.
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Re: Video Cards on a Mac Book Pro

Postby pbacot » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:37 am

Oh. Thank you! I guess this has to do with "integrated graphics"--which saves energy and if you want to keep performance up you switch to the dedicated card. I am guessing, mind you. I have "NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB" on my current computer. It's OK, but the advice I am getting to upgrade is to this new machine and get a bigger,faster drive and some other things included.
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