What is more powerful: MacBook Pro 13 with external video card or MacBook Pro 15

A Max Tech YouTube channel blogger decided to test the performance of a 13-inch MacBook Pro with an external video card and a top-end 15-inch MacBook Pro.

For the test, the blogger bought a Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card. And as it turned out, with it a 13-inch MacBook works as fast as a 15-inch model.

In the Geekbench-test for GPU performance, the “simulator” itself scored only 49,377 points, but with a video card the performance increased almost 3 times – 131,316 points . At the same time, the MacBook Pro 15 received 135,823 points .

But in games, the “tag” turned out to be weaker than its competitor: 38 frames / s against 66.3 frames / s, respectively. At the same time, during rendering and export, the 15-inch model turned out to be slightly more productive. The difference between laptops was 1-2 seconds.

MacBook Pro 13 is worth  1,745.70 United States Dollar (110 thousand rubles)
 , Radeon RX Vega 64 video card with Razer Core X box –  952.20 United States Dollar.(60 thousand rubles) , and the MacBook Pro 15 with a powerful “video card” will cost you almost 300 thousand rubles ( 4,761.00 United States Dollar
) . Think about what you need more: performance or screen size.

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