2.5GHz or 2.7GHz

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by calebcarithers, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. calebcarithers macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2012
    Thinking about purchasing a Mac Mini, as I am doing a lot of work in after effects, photoshop, and FCPX. Wondering if I should upgrade to 2.7GHz. Is there a noticeable difference between them. I am defiantly upgrading to 8GB of RAM, just not sure about the GHz.
  2. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    GHZ is the same almost, get the cheap one. Do upgrade to 8GB and put a 480GB SSD in it!
  3. calebcarithers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2012
    I could do a 3rd party RAM upgrade which would probably be cheaper, as apple charges $100 for it, and with the mac mini you can only upgrade to a 256 SSD, and I need around 500GB.
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You might as well go for the upgraded processor.
  5. LaunchpadBS macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    The big difference here is not the .2GHz extra but rather the i7 core which had hyperthreading, this will make a big difference when using those tools.
    Definitely worth the extra, but save urself the money and upgrade the ram yourself

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