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

    Jul 18, 2006
    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

    Sep 4, 2011
    No the TDP is the same so neither of these should be affected.
  3. happle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    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

    Oct 14, 2008
    New York City
    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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