2.5 vs 2.6 ghz MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by n0otro, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. n0otro macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2005
    I'm going to buy a new 15" MBP this week.

    The BTO option of 2.6ghz is an extra $250. Is it just me, or does $250 for an extra 0.1ghz seem slightly high?

    The computer will be mainly used for crunching scientific data for my thesis as well as common productivity tasks (word/powerpoint/filemaker pro) and some light video and photo editing. For the data crunching it's always better to have a little bit more processing power, but is $250 for an extra 0.1ghz really worth it? I feel like it's so negligible I won't even notice it.

    anybody have any evidence in the form of benchmarks or similar tests that I could take a look at?
  2. Czechmac macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2007
    London, UK
    For numbers crunching it is always better to have more power, however the difference is only 4% or so, so I don;t really think its worth that much. If you were choosing between the base model and the better models, there its more significant as the 2.5 and 2.6 Ghz processors have 6 MB cache, where the base models has only 3 MB, and that can make a difference.

    I personally will be going for the 2.5 option.

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