13 rMBP vs 15 rMBP... 13 a faster machine... no 15 spec bump to match?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Brows, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Brows macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2010
    I would have thought that they would have at least done a spec bump on the 15 rMBP to the 2.9 i7 that you can order in the 13. Currently the 15 rMBP only goes as high as 2.7 i7 vs the 13 rMBP at 2.9 i7
  2. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    Umm but the 13 is only duel core where as the 15 is quad core.
  3. Purant macrumors 6502

    Aug 26, 2012
    The 13inch is a dual core and the 15inch ais a quad core.... so...
  4. Brows thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2010
    ok nvr mind didn't see that, I take it all back ;)
  5. Mr MM macrumors 65816

    Mr MM

    Jun 29, 2011
    now I know why apple didnt put the i7 3612qm in there, people would think that they are buying less instead of much more
  6. Maczor macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2012
    LU, Switzerland
    Of course that's also one of the reasons...
    Many people will only see 2.9 vs 2.7 ... "OOooo, 2.9 is better, get the 2.9 model".
    ... and there you have it! A sure strategy to success.
  7. bob24 macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2012
    Dublin, Ireland
    Sadly ... it is probably true for a large part of the potential customers for this laptop.
  8. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Sigh. Please educate yourself on modern CPUs:


    What matters is not only the base frequency but the turbo noost clock (automatic overclocking) of modern Intel CPUs.

    The max CPU in the 13" is the i7-3520M (max clock 3.6Ghz), the max CPU in the 15" is the i7-3820QM (max clock 3.7Ghz and more cache). Also, as already pointed out the i7-3820QM is quad-core while i7-3520M is dual-core. For single-threaded applications both CPUs will be comparable, for multithreaded the i7-3820QM will be significantly faster.

    P.S. The reason there is no spec bump is because there is nothing to bump spec to. These CPUs are already the fastest consumer CPUs available.

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