2013 early vs late 15 inch retina?

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  1. ladeer, Nov 18, 2013
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  2. john123 macrumors 68000

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    No, you missed nothing, although they're both USB 3.0.

    Mavericks did improve lag. There's not really any difference on that issue between the models.
     
  3. ladeer, Nov 18, 2013
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  4. john123 macrumors 68000

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    Positive. I'm on a 2012 rMBP right now and just re-checked it in System Profiler.
     
  5. c1phr macrumors 6502

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  6. Acronyc macrumors 6502

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    I'm on a 2012 as well and it definitely has USB 3.
     
  7. PH22 macrumors newbie

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    Take the late 2013. You will not feel benefits of a slightly better graphics card in your daily usage (unless you are a heavy gamer of course), but you will notice much better speed of the ePCI SSD. Plus the new ac wifi can become useful one day (think about super fast wireless backups).
     
  8. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I'd go for the 2012 version actually. SATA3 ssd is already really fast. The 650M (same clocks as the 750M) has 1 gb of GDDR5 all to itself. The Iris Pro has to use 1GB of system ram instead, eating into your already limited 8gb of ram. Not to mention, the 650M is a huge increase from the Iris Pro.

    The only downside is no wifi AC, which is really only an issue if you actually have an AC router.
     
  9. PH22 macrumors newbie

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    Fair points. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe under Mavericks the Iris Pro will only allocate as much memory as it needs, so not the full 1 GB most of the time.
     
  10. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Correct.
     

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