2.66 GHz vs. 2.8 GHz 15" MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by derekivey, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. derekivey macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I am trying to decide between the 2.66 GHz MacBook Pro and the 2.8 GHz. I would like to do some gaming on it (in Bootcamp). I mostly play Steam games (Counter-strike Source, Left4dead, Team Fortress 2, Portal). Is the 2.8 GHz worth the extra cost for the 6mb cache in the processor and 512mb video RAM?

    Has anyone played these cames on either of the two models and can comment on your experience?

    Thanks,
    Derek
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    The Video Card is probably worth it given what are you wanting to do...
     
  3. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    if your gaming then i would say for sure get the 2.8 or you could try and find a refurb early '09 2.66 like THIS one
     
  4. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    Seriously, you won't notice a difference. I know there's some one in here that disagrees with my view :p
     
  5. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    haha *raises hand*
     
  6. gavin83209 macrumors regular

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    As I usually recommend, if you aren't sure, get the best you can afford. I don't do much serious gaming, though, so I can't tell you how well those will run.
     
  7. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    Cheers! :apple:

    +1 this is solid advice. Really, either will do but don't give up food for the next model... my 2.0 uMB was able to play Left4Dead with the 9400m to put some perspective on it.
     

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