15in i7 vs 13 2.4

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by drexl5, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. drexl5 macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2010
    I'm looking to make the jump from pc to Mac but now comes the buying part and idk what to do. This Mac is going to he used for video editing. The video I'm going to be editing are 720p 59.94fps h.264 files for YouTube. Now it's obvious that the i7 will be faster but is it fast enough to justify the Extra $1000. What do think the difference in time will be when rendering a 10min video. Note that screen size doesn't really matter to me
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    the difference between the i7 15in and the C2D 13 are much much more than clock speed and cpu architecture (though that's one of the bigger points).

    But the i7 may not be worth it if you don't edit all day. The i5 will be up your street and will still offer substantial gains over the C2D 13", and cheaper than the i7.
  3. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010

    The 2.66 Ghz i7 is about 50% faster than the 2.8 Ghz C2D. So it's over 50% faster than the 2.4 Ghz C2D.

    I think the base i5 is the best value, not the i7.

    But the 2.4 Ghz C2D MBP will be fine if money is a problem. Just get some coffee or whatever in the meantime when it's busy.
  4. drexl5 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2010
    What exactly is the difference between the i5 and i7 in the MacBook pros? Note the whole lap burning (I never put my laptops on my lap always a table of sorts) thing doesn't matter unless it's going to fry the actual hardware.
  5. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2006
    i7 runs at a slightly higher frequency (2.66Ghz vs 2.53/2.4) and has 4mb of L3 cache vs 3mb. This results in a real world difference of about 10-15% (2.66Ghz i7 vs 2.4Ghz i5)

    Some benchmarks here:

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