2013 Late MBP vs 2017 Mid MBP with TB - where's the beef?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sdloeffler, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. sdloeffler macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    Question, I have a Late 2103 Retina MacBook Pro and just purchased the new Mid 2017 MacBook Pro. I have numerous benchmarking test including Cinebench, Geekbench, and Black Magic. In almost every way the new one outshines the old one, which I would expect. However, in real world usage and testing - Photoshop, FCPX, Office, etc. I don't see a big difference. what am I missing? Was my 2013 that far ahead of the game?
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    It's surprising you're not seeing a difference in FCPX. Do you have the 15"? That's the biggie for the Pro Apps due to the dGPU and quad core CPU. Regardless, was it particularly choppy on your old machine?

    Tru importing some big ol' files into FCPX; just drag some fat videos into the timeline. Copy & paste them, scrub through, crop, expand, play — do the same on the 2013 and I'm almost certain you'll really see the difference, even if you had the 13" before and the 13" now. With the 15" I'd bet my house on a very obvious performance difference under a lot of stress.
  3. ChristWolves macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2010
    Southampton, UK
    Seems like a minor upgrade? I am keeping my high-spec 2013 MBP. =)

  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Haswell was a big step up and to be honest intel have just been refining it ever since, that simple really.
  5. davidnayzar macrumors newbie


    Jan 7, 2011
    I am impress with the Late 2013 15in I have. It is 2.6/16/1TB with AMD. I bought a 2018 with 32GB was the mistake I ever made for wasting $3500 that does not even boot up after 2 weeks return period.
    Stay with the late 13 or mid 14 especially 15in. For 13 in is not much for any good project but good for light use like word processing and school use.
  6. Howard2k macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2016
    Maybe the 2019 will come with a time machine. :)
  7. venom600 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    If your machine has AMD graphics, it's a mid 2015, not a 2013. Those either had integrated graphics or nVidia GT650M.
  8. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    More than likely he meant the model with the GT 750M, those came with 2.6 GHz Haswell chips (like mine). The ones with the GT 650M were the earlier Ivy Bridge models (Mid-2012 and Early-2013, there was no 2.6 GHz option on those I believe). Later models (2014) came with 2.8 GHz Haswell at the top of the range, replacing the previous 2.6, and the 2015s had the same CPUs as the 2014s, with the main difference being the AMD graphics instead of Nvidia.
  9. Nbd1790 macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2017
    New York
    Same here. Have a high spec 2013 15 inch model (2.8 i7 - 768gb SSD - 16gb RAM). Purchased 2018 model (2.6 i7 - 1tb SSD - 32gb RAM) - Literally don't see a difference in Photoshop and every day tasks (some apps even take longer to boot up). The only thing I notice is when I'm working in Ableton the fans don't kick in quite as often. Hard drive speeds are much better, but other than that I thought I was going to see a much more noticeable upgrade in speed in day to day use especially for the price point.

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