Forum Question: Does the Average Person Need the New Radeon Pro 450, 455, or 460?

Is it worth the extra expense if you are not a professional graphics designer?
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Steve F.

Comments: 2 Responses to “Does the Average Person Need the New Radeon Pro 450, 455, or 460?”

    10/31/16 @ 12:59 pm

    I assume you are referring to specific graphics cards in some Mac models. Not sure which Mac you are looking at purchasing.
    But as a general answer, the reason people buy Macs with upgraded graphics chips is to either work with graphics, as you suggest, work with video for TV or film production, play hard-core games, or develop software like games. Often these types of users not only want the fastest response on screen, but use multiple screens. And the software they use will use graphics functions to get things done.
    There is probably no such thing as an “average” person when it comes to using computers. There are so many different uses for them.
    But if you don’t do graphics, pro video editing, hard-core games, or develop software, then you probably won’t notice the difference in video graphics chips.

    Steve
    10/31/16 @ 1:13 pm

    Probably the most “graphics” I do is editing photos. From what you said, the Intel Iris Graphics 550 in the new MacBookPro 13″ ought to be sufficient.

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