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experience with MacBook and Iris pro graphics ?

bdeschryver
Level 3
Hey guys,


I am thinking of getting a new macbook and the new 15'' pro ones are the Intel integrated Iris Pro graphics.

Do you think this would be sufficient for nice VR experience ?
The Oculus Wiki page does not list it, and I can't really understand/find benchmark data showing this compared to well know Nvidia cards...

Any of you has this new macbook and using it with the Rift ? (not only the demo scenes, but also custom made environments in Unity )

Thanks !
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cybereality
Level 15
You can probably run some content, but it's really going to be pushing the hardware to the edge to reach a smooth 60fps in 3D. If you are really serious about the Rift (especially for development) you should get something with a mid/high-end dedicated GPU.
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bdeschryver
Level 3
Well I did get a brand new Dell mobbile workstation (M4800), with Nvidia Quadro K1100M.
Still to run some becnhmark software to check it out.

The only bad news is that the main display cannot display 1280x800, so no way to do mirroring for the Rift display... and that really sucks...

bdeschryver
Level 3
Cyberreality: thanks for your answer ! I guess the best macbook with Nvidia 750M has to be nice but way to expensive...

cybereality
Level 15
You can do mirroring at higher resolutions (like 1080P or 1920x1200).
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bdeschryver
Level 3
Yes I can, but then the display on the Rift is not good, right ?
It is supposed to be in 1280x800 px no ?

cybereality
Level 15
Native res of the Rift is 1280x800, but it can accept a 1920x1200 signal and scale it down.
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bdeschryver
Level 3
Cyberreality: I just checked the mirroring in 1080p and it does not work, the Rift is not displaying anything...

Maybe other resolutions like 1920x1200 as you suggested.

cybereality
Level 15
I've done mirroring before at 1080P. It should work.

However, you should be using 1920x1200 anyway due to the aspect ratio.
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zalo
Level 3
Can confirm 1080p mirroring works; I almost always run 1080p and let the rift downscale.

Perhaps on a mac you need to hit the FN key and one of the buttons along the top row to adjust second monitor mirroring.