2.9GHz i5 vs. 3.1GHz i7

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  1. Texas_Toast macrumors 6502

    Texas_Toast

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    I am ready to buy a new 13" retina MBP next week and am curious what is the practical difference between these two processors.

    Is the 3.1Ghz worth the extra $200?

    By the way, I will be getting 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD.
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    It really depends on your uses. If you are performing tasks where you actually need that 16GB RAM. Then you can likely benefit from the performance hyper threading can give you.
     
  3. satcomer macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't buy just yet when an update should be so close!
     
  4. Texas_Toast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't see where either processor offers hyperthreading..
     
  5. supermariofan25 macrumors regular

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    Both the i5 and the i7 models have hyper-threading. It's only the desktop i5 processors that don't have hyper-threading.
     
  6. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, both.

    https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/features-retina/
     

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