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Posts posted by DrMacintosh

  1. 20 minutes ago, Asparii said:

    Gamers Nexus has polls etc based upon whether AMD customers have had issues with drivers, and the majority have. 

    Gamers Nexus polls are inherently un-reliable. Not only is the poll selective, but people who don’t have issues are significantly less likely to vote in a poll because they won’t be looking for other users with issues. 

    I for example never knew the poll existed, but I don’t have any issues with my RX 5700. 

  2. 27 minutes ago, Squashy said:

    Loaded the software and managed to get it work with my BenQ monitor after fighting some scaling issues but the software still crashes especially if I attach an external keyboard and mouse.

    You could try installing Windows 10 via Bootcamp and seeing how the software holds up. Sounds like bad software to me though. 

  3. 37 minutes ago, giova_dan said:

    My use case scenario is: 3D viewport of programs like Archicad, Revit, Blender, Autocad, 3ds Max etc. ;

    This means you should get the 8GB Radeon Pro 5500M. More VRAM = more better for these applications. 

    The 16” MacBook Pro is an awesome machine. In your situation this is the config I would go for:

    • 2.6GHz 6C/12T 9th Gen Core i7
    • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB
    • 32GB 2666 DDR4 memory
    • 512GB SSD

  4. 2 hours ago, Kisai said:

    No laptop below 15" has a decent GPU. No exceptions. Even most 15" laptops just squeek by with barely capable FHD 60fps performance while sounding like a jet engine the entire time, and those have quadro P1000/Geforce 1050Ti/1060's in them.

    Music professionals don’t need a dGPU, Video processionals just need some H.264/5 hardware acceleration (which Iris Graphics provide for 13” MacBook Pro alongside the T2 chip) and good software (see FinalCut), and finally programmers generally don’t need dGPUs either. These are the target demographics for 13” MacBook Pro. 

    On top of that, the upcoming Ice Lake parts will reduce heat output, increase CPU performance, and will offer Iris graphics that are almost 50% faster than the previous versions. 

    So while yes, there aren’t any small laptops with a good dGPU, but there are also hardly any people that need a dGPU to do their work. A powerful iGPU is enough for most 13” users.  The ones that need a dGPU buy the bigger 15” machines that can cool and provide the power needed to run them. If not they can always use a TB3 eGPU to have the portability of a 13” machine with the performance of a 15” machine. 

    2 hours ago, Kisai said:

    If you need a real computer then don't consider anything smaller than a 15" machine.

    And thus, I have destroyed your absurd claim that if you need a “real computer”, you should only buy a 15” Machine. 

  5. 1 hour ago, scuff gang said:

    Yeah, I don’t get paying that much of a premium for an operating system, and a logo on the back.

    Well then you must just not be familiar with the reasons people choose Macs, because it's not just about the logo. macOS has a lot of advantages over Windows for certain work. Especially audio pros and programmers.  

  6. 27 minutes ago, BuckGup said:

    I typed on the 16in in the Apple store today and it's not the same as the old scissor but it's much better than butterfly 

    That was the point. It’s less travel than the original scissor while being more stable. It’s what they should have went with instead of the butterfly keys. 

  7. Have you had any experience with the regular AirPods? They are relatively water resistant and won't have issues being used in the rain. 


    You can use EarPods as an analog for how regular AirPods fit, but not for how they stay in your ear. That's one point where the AirPods Pro are very good at, they won't fall out. 

  8. It depends on the operating system you are using, but for iOS for example, 2GB is all you actually need. 3 or 4GB is really only useful for Camera features that require storing lots of pictures to be processed instantly. The OS is actually capped at using 3GB for iPhone despite some iPhone models actually having 4GB (iirc)