Research Question for people using Apple Computers

Last Update: November 25, 2014

I am doing some research on: Intel HD Graphics 5000, vs Intel Iris Graphics.

Has anyone here used Apple computer with Intel HD Graphics 5000, then upgraded to Iris?

Can you tell a difference in the graphics? Is it better or worse, is it a large or minimum, or minute difference?

Thank you in advance

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kholmes Premium
With all my past experience and recent research, I know that the graphics, pixel variations and clock speeds in GHz can be confusing to most. But from what I understand, Intel is 5000 and Iris is 5100, which suggests being of better graphics, however...I have not compared the visual on screen difference, that is where it can get tricky with your screen resolutions and basic hardware that is installed on the system. Iris 5100 could be better, but with a certain combination of hardware it may not be as effective than it normally would in a different configuration. I hope that makes sense, this can loose a person in a minute.
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dynamite8 Premium
Hello and thank you for your reply. Yes it makes sense. I know what you are saying about the combination and configuration of hardware makes a huge difference.
I was wondering on the visual end if it is really a major difference, enough to justify the cost factor?
(When HD came out I could not see much of a difference till I had my eyes checked and got new glasses. LOL)
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kholmes Premium
So much of the tech and HD quality is hard to tell the difference in a normal capacity, where you will notice this the most would be in serious gaming platforms and what they require to run their graphics within the hardware configuration, mainly for speed and responsiveness along with picture quality of course.
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dynamite8 Premium
Thanks, I forgot about the gaming as I am not a gamer. But I know you are absolutely right. Thanks for that reminder. Now I need to find a gamer who has been and still is an Apple user.
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kholmes Premium
No problem, good luck with your research. :))
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