2.8GHz worth it? Any benefits besides MHz?

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  1. iphnhelp macrumors regular

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    Wondering if the bump to 2.8 is worth it? Besides the extra 300 MHz which, because I'm compressing video in compressor might save me a few min. Is there any other benefit to this chip. (cache or graphics?) Not sure the $200 extra will be worth it.
     
  2. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    I think it has 1MB more L2 cache?
     
  3. Meister Suspended

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    i think so, too ;)
     
  4. iphnhelp thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    I looked today, from what I can see, no difference than clock speed. You can effectively make the refresh a .5Ghz bump if you're not interested in a price drop.
     
  6. iphnhelp thread starter macrumors regular

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    Eh that's a good point. The price did drop so it's a little cheaper than it was.
     
  7. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    I'm having the same dilemma.

    Do I go 2.8 and 1TB? It's an extra 700 bucks.

     
  8. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Unless you're performing CPU intensive tasks and every last second counts, there's no reason to spend the money on the CPU upgrade.
     
  9. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    agreed.

     
  10. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I agree with this also. Probably better to save the money than spend it for faster CPU cycles that you'll probably never really use.
     

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