2.4GHz vs 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 - heat, battery life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by intelliot, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. intelliot macrumors member

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    Between the 2.4GHz and 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processors:

    1) Is there any difference in battery life?

    2) Is there any difference in heat / noise?

    Note that the 2.5GHz processor is a custom configuration option.
     
  2. psykick5 macrumors 6502

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    No the TDP is the same so neither of these should be affected.
     
  3. happle macrumors 6502a

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    imo the 2.5 isnt worth it. its the same processor one just has a slight diff clock speed. i doubt ud even notice a difference in speed. your probably better off just saving the cash.
     
  4. Ant.honey macrumors regular

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    It's assumed that the OP does think he/she will benefit or wouldn't have asked about the 2.4 vs 2.5.

    I have the 2.5 and am very happy. Any boost in processor speed for programs that can't utilize all four processors is beneficial. Even a 2 second difference is enough as that 2 second process, repeated 50 times a day or more, for 300 days a year, most certainly adds up. (In the above scenario, that's over 8 days saved, or 8 days billed for. In my case that could easily mean over $5k a year). Paying the extra $250 is a no-brainer for me.

    I don't have a 2.4 to compare battery life or heat/noise, but as posted above I too don't think that these things would be affected.
     

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