3.06 vs 2.8ghz macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by r23w, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. r23w macrumors member

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    Is the $300 upgrade from 2.8 to 3.06 worth it?

    will I see much difference??

    I do a lot of hd video editing and image processing.


    Thanks!
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    How long are you going to keep the computer. It's not really worth it to most users, but those that rely on the machines for audio/video processing might need the extra speed boost. It's probably better spent on upgrading the ram, or at least putting the money towards that.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    u probably wont see much boost, but if you have the ends then get the bigger one.
     
  4. TheVidEditor macrumors regular

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    From a vid editor to another vid editor, any increase in processing speed can make the difference, as well as the graphics card too
     
  5. r23w thread starter macrumors member

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    I will probably keep the computer for about 2 years or so and i currently have a 2.2 ghz
     
  6. pprior macrumors 65816

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    The performance boost is less proportionally to system cost.

    That being said, time is money.

    That being said, if you're professionally rendering video, you should be doing it on a mac pro.

    Personally I sprung for the 3.06, just because I keep computers a long time and also I -hate- second guessing how much faster it "could" have been when I'm waiting on something to render, etc.
     

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