2.2 vs 2.5 MacBook Pro

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  1. Lvalgren, Jun 8, 2015
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    Lvalgren macrumors newbie

    Lvalgren

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    Hello
    I am new on this forum.. I am from Denmark so i apologize for The spelling :)
    I have a couple of questions i hope you guys Can help me with..
    I am going to get my first MacBook but i cant decide wich one i should get..
    I am going to use The MacBook at School and some games like COD..
    The programes i am going to be using is Revit
    It is a drawing program. I Will also use Excel, Photoshop and a little video edit..
    I would like to make sure that The 2.2 GHz MacBook Can run these programs easily or do you guys Think i should choose The 2.5 GHz ?
    It is The graphic i am thinking about, because i dont understand it so much.
    Hope you Can help me :) thanks!
     
  2. Lvalgren thread starter macrumors newbie

    Lvalgren

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    Its The MacBook Pro 15" 2.5 and 2.2 i am thinking about :)
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Your big problem is with the first person shooter games, if you get the one without the dedicated graphics then detail settings etc will not run very high if you want a decent framerate, basically the iGPU version is fine if you don't do much in the way of gaming but you really need that dGPU for decent gaming on the macbook pro...
     
  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Hello and Welcome,

    In terms of the actual processor clock speed, you won't notice a real world difference between the 2.2GHz and 2.5GHz i7s. However, since the 2.5GHz model is the only one that comes with a dedicated GPU (AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB vRAM) then I would recommend that one given the programs and tasks you have listed.

    Unless you intend on running older games that still have decent player bases where the Intel Iris Pro would suffice, then I would go with the 2.5 GHz model.

    Benchmarks and framerates for the R9 M370X can be found here and according to this link, the Intel Iris Pro integrated chip preforms more or less on par with a GeForce 940M, which is basically a 840M rebrand, so you can then decide which would be better for you in terms of graphics performance.

    Hope this helps!
     
  5. Lvalgren, Jun 9, 2015
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    I have been Reading a little bit more about that program revit.. That does not run on a Mac but only on Windows, so i would need to bootcamp The MacBook or use parallels.. Does that mean i have to take The 2.5 GHz to run it without lag?

    Thanks for your comments
     
  6. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    If it is a processing based program, then no. There is a negligible difference between the two clock speeds, and having Windows on your Mac notebook is the same as having it on a Windows based PC, if that's what you're asking. The reason that the top of the line model gets purchased is the dedicated GPU. Three tenths of one GHz is not worth $100 in my opinion, and the opinion of many others.
     
  7. Lvalgren thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay thanks.. The 2.5 GHz is Also 700 dollars more expensive than The 2.2, so i Think i Will take that one.. I was just worried about The graphic..
     

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