2.3 GHz...wahts the point?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yourdensity, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. yourdensity macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    $250 for supposedly very little performance (right?)... what am I missing?

    ...will anyone be going for the upgrade?...if so why?
  2. keithano macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2008
  3. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2009
    nah - 2.0 for me.
  4. sandylp macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2004
    San Francisco Bay Area

    The turbo boost speed (speed achievable when some cores are idle) is also a bit higher. (maximum Turbo clock speed for the 2.2GHz is 3.2GHz, for 2.3GHz is 3.4GHz.) It also has a 8MB L3 Cache vs a 6MB L3.

    So, I paid $230 (with corporate discount) for 2 more meg of Level 3 cache and 200 MHz higher peak speed. Not sure if it's worth it, but sounded good! :)
  5. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    The high end 13" model has never been worth the extra cash, at least not for the previous 2 or so generations.

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