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yourdensity
Feb 24, 2011, 07:01 PM
$250 for supposedly very little performance (right?)... what am I missing?

...will anyone be going for the upgrade?...if so why?



keithano
Feb 24, 2011, 07:04 PM
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

According to this.. the difference is minimal..

hokiepokie07
Feb 24, 2011, 07:04 PM
$250 for supposedly very little performance (right?)... what am I missing?

...will anyone be going for the upgrade?...if so why?

nah - 2.0 for me.

sandylp
Feb 24, 2011, 07:56 PM
$250 for supposedly very little performance (right?)... what am I missing?

...will anyone be going for the upgrade?...if so why?


The turbo boost speed (speed achievable when some cores are idle) is also a bit higher. (maximum Turbo clock speed for the 2.2GHz is 3.2GHz, for 2.3GHz is 3.4GHz.) It also has a 8MB L3 Cache vs a 6MB L3.

So, I paid $230 (with corporate discount) for 2 more meg of Level 3 cache and 200 MHz higher peak speed. Not sure if it's worth it, but sounded good! :)

mikeo007
Feb 24, 2011, 08:11 PM
The high end 13" model has never been worth the extra cash, at least not for the previous 2 or so generations.