2016 nTB MBP 13" vs 2015 MBP retina 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vmflapem, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. vmflapem macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2013
    Is this year's 13" MBP (non-touch bar) more powerful than the last year's 13" MBP retina in terms of performance? 2.0 GHz seemed kinda weird at first for a pro.
  2. IngerMan macrumors 65816


    Feb 21, 2011
  3. vmflapem thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2013
    Thank you!
    I also heard that the 2016 nTB version runs low Wattage or something like that? Does anyone know if this this is associated with throttling and lower performance?
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    The nTB MacBook pros use 15w processors(like the MacBook Airs) while the TB 13" MacBook Pros use 28w processors(like the previous 13" rMBPs).
  5. vmflapem thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2013
    Sorry but performance-wise, what difference would this make?
  6. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2013
    If you run a heavy application for hours (think video editing) and the machine starts heating up, that's when the 28W vs. 15W will come in handy.

    If you are only a light to moderate user, the distinction is not much. If you are a professional photo/video editor, then you might as well get the 15" model.

    Get the nTB 2016, it's much better than the 13" 2015 and you won't regret it, unless you desperately need the dongles.

    I have a MBP 13" nTB, Asus laptop (15W haswell CPU) and a MacBook Air 2011 - never ran into problems with performance.

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