12" Macbook and 13" non TB Macbook pro performance difference?

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  1. vmflapem macrumors 6502

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    Comparing the following two models, is there a large performance gap between the two?

    12" Macbook:
    • 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core m7, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
    • 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
    • 256GB PCIe-based onboard flash storage
    • Intel HD Graphics 515

    13" Macbook Pro Without Touch Bar:
    • 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
    • 8GB 1866MHz memory
    • 256GB PCIe-based SSD
    • Intel Iris Graphics 540
     
  2. justabirdy macrumors member

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    Jump in graphics performance alone make it a worthy upgrade.
     
  3. protoxx, Nov 29, 2016
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  4. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, More so in the GPUi

    Geek Bench scores for

    Macbook m7
    3223 Single core
    6416 Dual Core
    15018 OpenCL

    Macbook Pro 2.0 nTB
    3638 Single core
    7373 Dual core
    26304 Open CL
     
  5. xSyao macrumors newbie

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    Graphics jump + ssd speed jump + better Retina display (P3) + better speakers + my opinion a more refined butterfly keyboard + an extra port + more batter life + a cpu jump since the MacBook has roughly a 2014 mb air cpu power while the NTB mbp has a 5% greater / less then a 2015 mbp retina cpu while consuming energy like a mb air.
     
  6. vmflapem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you so much everyone! And Sorry but one more thing - how do these 2 compare? (now using the 2015 13" MBP)

    2016 13" Macbook Pro Without Touch Bar:
    • 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
    • 8GB 1866MHz memory
    • 256GB PCIe-based SSD
    • Intel Iris Graphics 540

    2015 13" MBP:
    • 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
    • 8GB 1866MHz memory
    • 256GB PCIe-based SSD
    • Intel Iris Graphics 6100

    Would the 2.0GHz vs. 2.9GHz make a huge difference? Also would 15w (ntb model) and 28w (2015 model) make a huge difference?
     
  7. xSyao macrumors newbie

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    The 2016 is around 5% faster in cpu tasks, uses less energy, has a way faster ssd , and the wattage is more or less minimal comparing the 2.

    2.0 vs 2.9 is only ghz you won't feel a difference in day to day tasks however the intel iris 540 on the 2016 is faster then the intel iris 6100 on the 2015.

    The 2015 tho has the old ports so dongle life not needed.
     
  8. vmflapem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you!!
     
  9. 09mac macrumors newbie

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    Unless you don't want the added weight. That's the reason I sent my 13" back and got the 12".
     
  10. wchigo macrumors 6502

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    There's definitely a performance gap but whether or not the difference is large enough that you'll notice it day to day depends on your usage. I'm a fairly light user and I don't think I've ever even stressed my 2015 12" MB enough for it to run at its top CPU speed before but there are differences that I've already noticed, most notably in smoother UI, general increase in responsiveness (such as when opening apps), imho a much improved keyboard and better battery life.
     
  11. vmflapem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the additional replies! Would I be able to play League of Legends on the 2016 nTB base model? I was able to play it fine on my old 2013 MBPr
     
  12. wchigo macrumors 6502

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    If you could play it on your 2013, there shouldn't be any reason why it wouldn't play on the 2016, especially as the GPU has been much improved.
     

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