450 vs 455

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  1. John115638, May 20, 2017
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    John115638 macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2017
    Hi everyone. Apple doesn't have the 460 model on time for me (I'll be leaving).
    Therefore my options are either the base pro model 15 inch 2016 with the 2.6 and the 450 or the 2.7 with the 455

    I will use it for 4k editing on Final Cut and some web design and graphic design and general tasks.

    Is it worth it to go for the 2.7 with 455 or is the difference negligible? Especially I am interested for final Cut if there will be any significant peromance boost.

    Also what about any throttling on the 2.7 vs 2.6. Are there any reports? Or are they both the same?

    Thanks everyone.
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    FCPX will benefit from better dGPUs. CPU jump would be negligible.

    As such it's worth looking to the 455 over 450. Perfect scenario would be the 460 of course.
  3. sublunar macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    4k editing suggests the 460 graphics would be best.

    The difference between the 2.6GHz and 2.7GHz models seems to be negligible if you want the 460 graphics and need at least 512Gb SSD. In the UK the higher 2.7GHz model is just £80 more expensive in the UK than a 2.6GHz model with 512Gb SSD and 460 graphics.

    If you don't have time to wait for a custom build 460 model the high end model with 455 graphics would appear to be the compromise off the shelf.
  4. Gazember macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2017
    Always go for the best GPU you can afford for video editing.

    However, if you use optimized media and a rendered timeline you will not see a huge difference in FCPX between the 450 and 455.
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    If time is an issue then ring around your local apple stores I bet one will have a 460unit they'll put aside for you, they often keep a couple of higher spec machines in store in the US.
  6. Pangalactic macrumors 6502


    Nov 28, 2016

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