Macbook Pros and Haswell- GT3 or GT3e (with or without eDRAM)?

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014


The eDRAM on package for the high end GT3e Haswell configuration should provide a significant boost to performance, the GT2 with half the execution resources (although at a base clock twice as high as GT3 at 400 vs 200) performs about a quarter better than Ivy Bridges HD4000, and Intel is saying there's a 2x performance increase from IVB to Haswells integrated graphics on the top end. 



I'm curious, especially for the 13" MBP, if we would be getting the one with or without the eDRAM. For the larger ones with switchable graphics it seems less important (excepting the retina macbook pro, which would see a nice improvement in smoothness with better integrated graphics), but for the 13" the GT3e would make the graphics very potent. 



I'm curious which is thought to be headed for the 13" Pro. GT2, GT3, or GT3e? 



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haswell_(microarchitecture)



http://techreport.com/news/24564/leaked-slides-reveal-haswell-graphics-options-for-mobile-cpus

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    winterwinter Posts: 1,238member
    There will probably be an option for the GT3-enabled processor on one Mac mini and the 15" retina MacBook Pro. The 13" MacBook Pro will probably have the HD4600 with GT2 or something less with GT2.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    tipootipoo Posts: 1,112member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Winter View Post



    There will probably be an option for the GT3-enabled processor on one Mac mini and the 15" retina MacBook Pro. The 13" MacBook Pro will probably have the HD4600 with GT2 or something less with GT2.


     


     


    So no GT3e/HD5200 for anything, you think? 

  • Reply 3 of 3
    winterwinter Posts: 1,238member
    Maybe for the MacBook Air though I'm not sure.
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