3.06 vs 2.8ghz macbook pro

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

  1. r23w macrumors member

    May 9, 2008
    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.

  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    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


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    u probably wont see much boost, but if you have the ends then get the bigger one.
  4. TheVidEditor macrumors regular


    Jul 24, 2009
    The U.S. our favorite country
    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

    May 9, 2008
    I will probably keep the computer for about 2 years or so and i currently have a 2.2 ghz
  6. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    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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