2019 2.4 8core good swap for 2018 2.9?

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  1. MacDonaldTrump macrumors 6502

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    Apple are swapping my MacBook Pro, after a few issues they are swapping it for the newer model.

    I had 2018 6 core 2.9, 32gb ram, 1 tb, vega

    they will swap foe

    2.4 8 core, 32gb, 1 tb, vega

    I can see the clock speed is lower, but with the extra cores and heat difference, is the 2.4 a better model?
    it is a good swap yes?

    I just want something more reliable for the $ I invested.
    I was happy with the upgrade, then someone told me that it is lower spec'd is all.
     
  2. twanj macrumors 6502

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    nope, the new one is better. check out benchmarks.
     
  3. mango316 macrumors regular

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    If it’s a straight swap and you don’t have to add $ then consider yourself very lucky! =]
     
  4. MacDonaldTrump thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for input, that’s what I thought.
    I am happy with the swap, the 2019 seems to be getting good reviews.
     
  5. leman macrumors G3

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    The new one is much better, and it’s real clocks are higher. The base clock is misleading.
     
  6. MacDonaldTrump thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay I picked up the replacement today, they said it would be the 2.4 I stupidly didn't even look at the store. Got it home and saw that it was the 2.3 after setting up TM.

    I would think the 2.3 is a step down from the 19, 2.9 upgrade isn't it?
    Im sure it will still be good but it feels a step below the spec I bought last time.
     
  7. Donnation macrumors demi-god

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    You still got a better machine.
     
  8. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    Still a better faster machine. you won't get 5ghz turbo boost out of the 2.4 anyway. Both will get to 4.8
     
  9. MacDonaldTrump thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know I have received a good machine and much better and faster than the 2018. but, as I paid for the extra processor bump on the 2018, shouldn't apple offer the same processor bump with the replacement?
    2018 - I paid fro 2.7 - 2.9
    2019 - 2.3 - shouldn't they match upgrade tp 2.4?

    Or do they just go off the fact that it is a machine as fast as the one I had?
    Im only haggling over a slight upgrade, but the price they charged me! I'll take all I can get.
     
  11. CheesePuff macrumors 6502a

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    Just on principle I would get it replaced with a 2.4 since you did pay for the upgraded CPU on the 2018 model, however the performance difference itself will be minimal on the 2.3 vs 2.4 since it will never reach the Turbo Boost of 5.0 GHz, and the standard clock rate is only 100 MHz faster, and same cache.
     
  12. MacDonaldTrump thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The principal.. That's kind of how I feel, I know I feel like I'm fussing over nothing but after the headaches with the machine and the investment I made, I kind of want to experience the BEST performance at some point as that was the initial investment I made on the failed 2018.

    They told me when they replaced my 2019 that everything would be maxed out so I kind of got excited to see the 2.4. Still happy but only saw the 2.3. I'd always heard stories of apple offering the same or better, not the spec below as I felt the standard processor was. I may query it, thought I'd ask opinions here first.
     

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