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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Macbro17, Jul 2, 2012.
How big is the difference really?
It depends on what you are doing. If you do a lot of 3D rendering, video encoding, etc. you will probably notice the difference. If you don't regularly do things that specifically load down the CPU you probably wouldn't notice.
0.3ghz per core
Would 2.6ghz increase fps in gaming or no? I also do a decent amount of video editing and photoshop
I doubt it would effect games very much, it's possible but it would depend on the specific game.
With video editing you will mostly notice a bump in speed when doing things like importing and exporting video or applying filters/effects, since those are pretty CPU intensive.
With Photoshop you might notice when applying filters to large images.
Mostly just a few seconds here and there when you get to something that actually loads down the CPU.
Are you looking at the Retina MBP or the non-retina? Since there are some other things bundled with the 2.6Ghz models of each.
On the non-retina you get 1GB video memory with the 2.6Ghz model, which can help with games. On the Retina model the 2.6Ghz comes with the 512GB SSD, which could come in handy if you're working with large video and Photoshop files.
about 256GB.. or 512 if you upgrade.
I'm looking at the retina version, I've figured the 256 gb isn't that bad since I can always add external storage. Thank for the help!
So many threads on this subject... The gain on 2.6 is minimal, especially for $600. The only reason for that upgrade is if you need the extra 256GB of space.
If you want to see gains, upgrade your RAM to 16GB for $200 instead.
It's a great upgrade if you need the extra SSD space and will also benefit from the additional CPU bump.