2017 MBP 15";560 GPU; 2.8GHz vs. 2.9GHz

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mac_monkey, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. mac_monkey macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2017
    Hey guys and girls, i was just thinking about buying one of the 2017 MBPs and realized that the 2.9 GHz MBP is 150€ more expensive than the 2.8 GHz with 560 gpu. Are there any other differences and is that small difference worth the 150 bucks?

    Thanks alot!

  2. mac_monkey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2017
    Is this the wrong thread for such a question? :confused:
  3. vjobs macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2013
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    You're in the right thread ;)

    Apart from the slightly higher clock speed, the 2.8 GHz has a 6MB cache while the 2.9 GHz has a 8MB cache. Cache is used for tasks that need very fast accessibility to the processor (cache is faster that normal RAM). With more cache memory, it will be faster in handling different tasks that use the cache.

    I have ordered the exact same configuration with the 2.9 GHz 8MB L3-cache for future proofing. Up to you if that's worth the money.
  4. mac_monkey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2017
    Thanks for your reply. I think i will go the same way, especially since the 2.9 GHz version is available within the next few days :)

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