2.53ghz vs 2.8ghz

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by susvart, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. susvart macrumors newbie

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    how much difference would a 2.8ghz processor would make compare to 2.53ghz.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Are you going to make money by the time you save on the faster processor?
     
  3. susvart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well not for couple of years at least.
    but still how much does it make?
     
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

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  5. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Both are still in the 2's including cores. Three years from now they will both sound obsolete with only 2 cores. Save your $$$.
     
  6. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    You ought to wait for the Geekbench and GPU tests. The 2.5gHz was a more capable computer than the 2.6gHz mostly due to cache.
     
  7. philamac macrumors regular

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    I wonder how much the price difference is and the differences in power consumption/TDP.
     
  8. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Congrats, susvart, I believe you made the first "2.5 v 2.8" thread. There will be hundreds that follow.
     
  9. Habusho macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I made mine in the buying advice section when I didn't see one there lol. I went for the 2.8Ghz version btw because I'm using the machine as my business and personal machine at the same time.
     
  10. susvart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well somebody had to start!!!
    anyway
    there is no answer yet to
    2.53 vs 2.8:
    power usage?
    how much significant?
    over all is it worth to spending $300?
    etc.............................................
     
  11. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Yes, someone had to start. The problem is newbies rarely use the various searching utilities this forum or the one Google offers:

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    2.53ghz vs 2.8ghz site:forums.macrumors.com
     
  12. ptjh macrumors regular

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    Ooops...I posted another one lol.

    For pro audio what do you recommend. I don't make money but want to run cpu consuming plug-ins. I'd rather not spend £200 extra if I can avoid it but would if it was worth it.
     
  13. wwe2008 macrumors 6502

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    I want an answer to. need to know before I buy!
     
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  15. Ryvius macrumors member

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    The performance different is marginal for the cost. I don't have any stats on how it effects battery life, etc.

    Save the 300 for next year when you upgrade.
     
  16. wwe2008 macrumors 6502

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    so buy 2.53GHz and then get nehalem in about 5 months?
    thanks
     
  17. Manatee macrumors 6502

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    Probably not much of a difference, but I ordered mine with the 2.8. If figured I can't make myself taller for $300, and I can't guarantee good health for $300, but heck, I can make my computer faster! So I did it. :)
     
  18. ptjh macrumors regular

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    You must be joking...Upgrade in 5 months? I've had my current vaio fro nearly 4 years. This is a reletively long term investment purchase (£1500 ish). Studio gear costs alot of cash so I want a laptop that will last the test of time for pro audio work so I can buy other things rather than an new laptop every couple of months.
     
  19. ptjh macrumors regular

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    http://gizmodo.com/5063492/macbook-and-macbook-pro-dual-review

    These xbench and geekbench results make me think it may be worth the extra money for pro audio (since the new MB Pro 2.53 seems to get it's ass kicked by the old 2.6 MB pro). I may be making a bunch of false assumptions here so correct me if I'm worng or if there are other thinks to consider but so far my opinion is

    Imagine what damage the new DDR3 memory in collaboration with the 2.8 could do :eek:
     
  20. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Purchase the 2.5 model and shop online for a 4GB memory upgrade for ~$65 instead of shelling out an additional $300.00 for a mediocre processor bump. But, we all should wait for the benchmarks to come out.
     
  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Please tell me where you found 4 GB of DDR3 for ~$65.
     
  22. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    But now that the MBP uses DDR3 RAM, it's not such a cheap upgrade anymore. Where do you see 2x2 DDR3 for ~$65?
     
  23. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    $300.00 not $500 :p oops And you're right, they're using the new memory so disregard that, *********
     
  24. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    I got the 2.8ghz just because i could. I no it wont make a hell of a lot of difference now, but it may do in the future etc.
     
  25. ptjh macrumors regular

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    Doesn't the gizmodo review link I posted above have the benchmarks? I'm sure someone with good computer hardware knowledge (not me) could at least roughly predict the 2.8 difference. If the old 2.6 outpaces the new 2.53 on CPU by 15 points on the xbench tests with just a .07 difference in processor speed , surely a full 2GHz on to of this would waste the current 2.53? I don't know i'm just guessing...does anyone agree?
     

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