2011 low end vs high end 15 for graphic designer

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -greedy-, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. -greedy- macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2011
    is the high end 15" worth the upgrade if using programs like photoshop and illustrator? what difference will the 0.2 Ghz in the processor make? and will the AMD radeon upgrade make a hug difference when doing design work?

    I already plan on getting hi-res screen and SSD so im trying to cut costs where I can.

    thanks for the help.
  2. -greedy- thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2011
    anyone? would like to know if this is worth the upgrade from a 2.4 core 2 duo MBP for graphic work...
  3. leetlamer macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2010
    Yes, this is a very significant CPU upgrade from a Core 2 Duo.

    Photoshop and Illustrator should be noticeably faster. Particularly when working with intensive filters. The base level GPU in the 15" isn't a significant upgrade, in fact it seems to be worse. But the high level GPU in the 15" is a pretty big upgrade but you'll only see a difference in gaming.
  4. -greedy- thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2011
    ok, i noticed people saying the video card wasnt great in the low end 15".. does this just affect games? or will this affect graphic programs?
  5. thekingoflimbs macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    interested in this topic as well, how much better is the AMD Radeon HD 6750M than the 6490M?

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