2019 MacBook Pro 6-core 2.6/15/256 Vs. 8-core 2.3/15/512

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kp98077, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. kp98077 macrumors 6502a

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    is the 6-core much more less snappy of a machine than the 8-core? I know with the 8 core you get the nice bump in memory. Other than that any big reason not to get the baseline 2019 15"? Not a super user, just many office, excel, light programming, photo editing...always appreciate the opinions !
     
  2. idark77 macrumors 6502

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    IMHO I would buy 512GB SSD, It is the minimum... For your work that CPU is enough.
     
  3. kp98077 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah good point, tough to do anything with 256 it seems!!
     
  4. jerryk macrumors 601

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    Given your workload it is hard to see how you would benefit from a 8-core processors. More cores benefit you when the applications you run can do a lot of things in parallel. And extra memory is nice, but for you workload you likely would be fine with 16GB.

    However, I agree with others that you should look at 512 GB of disk. The drives on the Macbook Pros are soldered on so the only want to get more disk space inside the machine with with a credit card:(.
     
  5. kp98077 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, 256 is so littler memory. wish the base just came with 512, that would make things a lot easier... currently I use 122gb, not a lot... but to me seems like it wouldn't take too long to get to 250 either...
     
  6. leman macrumors G3

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    The 8-core is overall faster simply because it has higher clocks. The 6-core is still a very fast CPU and more than sufficient for your usage.
     
  7. vaugha macrumors 6502

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    What surprised me the most was how much cooler 2019 mbp is compared to last year's. Apple definitely learned their lessons from 2018 and applied them here. Keyboard reliability is yet to be seen and we will see the outcome of the changes in 6 months time. That aside, it's the best iteration of mbp since 2016, and it should rightfully be so given we're expecting a redesign next year.
     
  8. tim1000 macrumors regular

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    What evidence do you have that the 2019 runs cooler than the 2018? Are you referring to the high end model i9 only?
     
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    vaugha macrumors 6502

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    Evidence is my personal 2018 and my 2019 models side by side. I had a base 2.2ghz for 2018 and 2.4ghz, 8-core for 2019. Also watch appleinsider youtube videos on comparisons b/w 2018 and 2019 models. They echoed the same sentiment.
     
  10. cokey30 macrumors newbie

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    apples pricing is weird but for an additional 500 you get an upgrade in video , harddrive and cpu , totally worth it to me, also ill never buy another cpu with a 256gb hard drive
     
  11. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    if you planned on getting 512 memory already just get the 8 core because you're only really paying about 100$ more for it and you also get a better gpu than the base 15" model.
     
  12. darkstar710 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if you were running VMware Fusion and running multiple VMs (3 or 4 in a testing environment). Would an 8 core be better than a 6 core or would there be not much of a difference?
     
  13. getheo macrumors member

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    It is interesting to check how many watts the 6-core draws when it runs cinebench and what temperature reaches. Anyone with the 6-core 2019?
     
  14. jerryk macrumors 601

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    I agree on this being a good value. And the price difference is only $400. I have always bought the 512 GB model.
     
  15. fourthtunz macrumors 65816

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    Unless you need the latest and greatest the 2012-15 models are very fast, have more ports and better keyboards.
    I just bought a 2014 I7 quad 2.8 for $750, great machine! Good luck!
     
  16. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    No they don't. Thunderbolt 3 has more functionality.
     
  17. fourthtunz macrumors 65816

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    heh, I'd say we're both right ;)
     
  18. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    Depends on what you consider fast. My 2016 newer style doesn’t seem very fast at all for real work and it’s on par with the 2015 model. The 2018 and 2019 and much much better computers than the old models. Depends on your level of use on your computer but I don’t think the old models are anything powerful. Lack of ports never bothered me. One adapter and a few new cables and nothing to cry home about.
     
  19. fourthtunz macrumors 65816

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    I misspoke, I meant fast for the money. If you look at the geek bench scores the 2014 MacBook pro is almost as fast as the 2017. the 2018 and 2019 models are much faster but at 3-4 times the money..I can run a pile of protools tracks and plugins on my 2014, all I want so far..If I wanted something faster I'd still go for the cheese grater or the 2013 mac pro and I would still have less money in both of them then the new laptop.
    I can afford newer macs but i just don't need the power..But if you need the fastest and portable the 2019s are the way to go.
     

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