Any Major Differences?

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  1. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi All, I recently upgraded from an Early 2011 MBP 13 inch to a Late 2013 Retina MBP 13 inch (2.6 GHz i5) with 500GB PCIe Flash, and 8GB RAM is there any major difference between this model and the 2014 2.6GHz one? I believe the graphics and stuff are the same? Are performance benchmarks the same how about in comparison to the 2015 Retina MBP? Thanks so much all!
     
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    The late 2013 2.6GHz CPU is SLIGHTLY better than the 2.6GHz CPU in the 2014 model.

    The 2015 is a minor upgrade, but the CPU, GPU, RAM and SSD are all faster. Plus you get a force touch trackpad and better battery life.
     
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    So the benchmarks in the 2015 are how much of a percentage jump about? Is it like 50%?
     
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    Overall, maybe 5-10% faster? It's not a big jump, just incremental improvements.
     
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    Everymac.com is your friend. It has all the answers you seek.
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The days where you see such a huge increase in performance between years are long gone.

    Expect a 5-6% difference, tops. Only in artificial benchmarks. In real life scenario you'd be hard pressed to even notice a difference.
     
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    Wow!! Thanks so much, that makes me more comfortable with my purchase. I know this machine feels better than my 2011 one, even after the SSD upgrade this machine has a much faster SSD, and the new Bluetooth card is better than me hacking the old BT card for Continuity etc.
     
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    I would agree with the 2013 vs. 2014 difference. However, 2015 is a different beast. The SSD is a 4-lane PCIe, vs. 2-lane and the difference is major. The 2015 processor is one generation ahead. 2014 has Iris 5100 vs Iris 6100. The 6100 has 48 execution units vs. 40 for the 5100. While the HDMI video output profile is the same (neither supports 4K at 60Hz), with the 2014 model, you can have 2560x1600 on 2 external displays vs. 3840x2160 for the 2015 model. How this translates into the actual user experience and what somebody is willing to pay for one vs. the other will vary from person to person.
     
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    In a sense you can thank Intel's tick/tock strategy for that. With new CPUs coming out annually the delta from the prior model is much smaller then if they took a slower approach and improved each generation much more drastically.

    I also think the maturing of the industry is the cause of seeing smaller improvements, you can this occurring in the phone sector as well, there's not much more companies like Apple or Samsung can do to improve the phones.
     
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    We're nearing the maximum we can actually do with transistor based processors. Until we find another means to compute stuff, we won't be seeing drastic improvements in the years to come.
     
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    While I'll not disagree with you on that, I will say people have been saying that for at least two decades but then IBM, or Intel provide a breakthrough on pushing that envelope further.
     

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