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Some 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models Misreporting Intel Iris Pro 580 Graphics

Several MacRumors readers have discovered that System Information readouts on some 15-inch MacBook Pro units appear to suggest they are running Iris Pro 580 integrated graphics, rather than Intel HD Graphics 530 as advertised in Apple's tech specs.

The strange inconsistency was first found on some demo units running in Apple Store showrooms, leading some readers to suggest Apple was running higher-specced machines in-store. However, since then, some owners of newly shipped 15-inch MacBook Pros have also noted the same inconsistency in stock laptops sold to them.

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MacRumors forum member torquer discovered that on their machine, System Information reports an Intel HD Graphics 530 when the laptop is running on battery, but reports Iris Pro 580 once it's plugged in.

This would suggest a bug in macOS Sierra is causing System Information to misreport the integrated graphics chip in some 15-inch MacBook Pro models. Another indication of misreporting is that units which identify the GPU as an Iris Pro 580 appear to show the device ID string "191b", which correlates with the Intel HD Graphics 530 chip.

In addition, owners of machines reporting the more powerful Iris Pro 580 are not seeing the kind of graphics performance improvement one would expect. For the record, Intel only matches the more powerful Iris Pro 580 to Core i5-6350HQ and Core i7-6770/6870/6970HQ mobile processors, none of which Apple chose to use in its latest lineup of notebooks, likely due to power consumption concerns.

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29 months ago
I feel like these MacBook Pros are Apple's Windows Vista.
Rating: 130 Votes
29 months ago
I think it's just typos, probably caused in part by those shallow keyboards.
Rating: 70 Votes
29 months ago
As long as the proper emojis are sent I don't see any problem here. Apple knows the priorities of professional and high end users after all.

/s
Rating: 58 Votes
29 months ago
Tim just trolling.

"You got a high end graphics processor in your £2500 machine"

"Just kidding, happy holidays"
Rating: 47 Votes
29 months ago
they probably had it planned, and probably décided last minute to change model for bigger profit margin.
Rating: 38 Votes
29 months ago

Seems like a non-issue. The machine still works right?


Tiny bug. Not worth a whole article really.


It was, so people can say things like "They did this on purpose" and "This is Apple's Vista" hysterically. This forum loves things like this more than anything else.

Wait for the Tim Cook should be fired dude.


I would totally agree with you on these points, if it wasn't for all the other things being reported.

If it was just one, or two of the recent negative articles, it wouldn't be that big of a deal and most people would probably forget about it in a few weeks.

But, with bad news, followed by more bad news, followed by stuff like this, people are going to over react to the individual article because they are looking at everything as a whole.

Based off of recent news, I doubt this will be the last non-positive thing we hear about the new MBP.
Rating: 30 Votes
29 months ago

Tiny bug. Not worth a whole article really.


It was, so people can say things like "They did this on purpose" and "This is Apple's Vista" hysterically. This forum loves things like this more than anything else.

Wait for the Tim Cook should be fired dude.
Rating: 30 Votes
29 months ago

It was, so people can say things like "They did this on purpose" and "This is Apple's Vista" hysterically. This forum loves things like this more than anything else.

Wait for the Tim Cook should be fired dude.


Tim Cook should be fired, dude.

:D
Rating: 27 Votes
29 months ago
Innovation! The computer switches graphics based on the power source!
Rating: 19 Votes
29 months ago

Tiny bug. Not worth a whole article really.


The Apple fangirl is strong in this one.
Rating: 16 Votes

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