Depends - the main differences in the two CPUs are the base frequency and thus the Max Turbo Frequencies and L3 cache (6 vs 8 KB)just wondering if the 250 upgrade is really worth it? i do processor intense tasks but dont know if the up in power will really help all that much
I thought it was interesting as well. After agonising, I did go for the 2.7Ghz. I rather spend a bit extra at the start then, later think, maybe I should have... (especially, if I am waiting for a task to complete). Now I have to eat 2-min noodles for 3 months straight!! : )It is interesting to note, that Apple is pretty much passing the difference in price between the two CPUs on to customers.
Where are you seeing the 12% difference?...
The benchmark differences vary depending upon the test. The 3820 performs about 11.8% better in benchmarks. Your mileage may vary.
It is interesting to note, that Apple is pretty much passing the difference in price between the two CPUs on to customers.
http://tinyurl.com/7mqygdp for processor specs.
http://tinyurl.com/28qgpn for benchmarks
Yes, the 2.7 GHz i7 has 8 MB of L3 cache. Take a look at the spec sheet on this page: http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_pro/selectAre you sure the rMBP 2.7Ghz come with 8MB cache ?
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Yes but not games like Starcraft 2, and I imagine Diablo 3? they have lots of enemies with AI etc that uses the CPU on screen or in the game at once. Hence the question about those games in particular.Nothing. Games are mostly graphics cards anyways. Not processors.
No both are Ivy Bridge, you can always tell by the Intel 4000 series onboard gpu. If that is present! its Ivy BridgeI do editing on Lightroom 4 for photo and occasional video editing .....game sc2 , does it justify the upgrade to 2.7 i7 ?
But I thought the 2.7 i7 is sandy bridge ?