2.8ghz i7 worth it on 2019 MBP 13"

pjny

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Hi,

I bought the 2019 MBP 13" 2.8GHz quad‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.7GHz for $300 more than 2.4ghz i5.

Is the performance of the 2.8 i7 significantly faster than i5? I am processing a lot of 24 megapixel raw images using Capture One and the machine is several times faster than my old machine.

Is it significantly faster than i5? Just curious. I do know it gets pretty hot and I wonder how long it really sustains 2.8ghz or even 4.7ghz.

Thanks.
 

kp98077

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also curious, if you would see any general differences in snappiness such as openinging Windows, multitasking, etc... I would assume the RAM bump would for sure....
 

leman

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Is the performance of the 2.8 i7 significantly faster than i5? I am processing a lot of 24 megapixel raw images using Capture One and the machine is several times faster than my old machine.
For your use case, it might be worth it. If you run a lot of sustained multiprocessing code, you can expect around 5% decrease in processing time.
 

Howard2k

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My gut feel is that you will notice the difference with a stopwatch, and this is probably good example of when to get the i7, but if you’re not getting paid for the difference in time then maybe it’s money wasted. If it’s photography for fun, maybe that $300 will be a lens or some memory cards instead.
 
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galactic orange

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In the past, the i7 has been capable of hyper-threading whereas the i5 was not. I'm assuming that the i5 still doesn't. If that's the case then I'll be ordering the 13" i7 this week to use Logic Pro because it takes advantage of hyper-threading. I'm not sure whether your use case would make use of it though.
 

kp98077

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Oct 26, 2010
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Hi,

I bought the 2019 MBP 13" 2.8GHz quad‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.7GHz for $300 more than 2.4ghz i5.

Is the performance of the 2.8 i7 significantly faster than i5? I am processing a lot of 24 megapixel raw images using Capture One and the machine is several times faster than my old machine.

Is it significantly faster than i5? Just curious. I do know it gets pretty hot and I wonder how long it really sustains 2.8ghz or even 4.7ghz.

Thanks.
How much RAM?
 

Nbd1790

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I believe that for your specific use, the i7 will be beneficial over the i5 processor. Processing RAW images can be CPU intensive (depending on what you're doing with them) although, the benefits between the processors won't make as much of a difference as a dedicated GPU would.
 

kp98077

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so for everyday use, multiple emails systems, images, some light video will you see any increased speed/snappiness from the 16gb version i7 versus the i5 8gb? Assuming so.... thoughts?
 

galactic orange

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The mobile i5 and i7 both have hyper threading. Have done for years. The desktop i5 and i7 are different.
Thanks for clarifying. That's quite a jump in price for a relatively modest increase in power going from the i5 to i7. I'll have to consider my upcoming purchase more carefully.