Anyone upgraded from 2016 MacBook 13 Pro TB to a 2018 13 Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mds1256, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. mds1256, Oct 13, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2018

    mds1256 macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2011
    If so is the move from dual core to quad core noticable?

    I am interested in how much quicker it is for things like using Handbrake for video transcoding and Xcode build?
  2. Howard2k macrumors 68020


    Mar 10, 2016
    It’s double the horsepower. So anything that is CPU bottlenecked will benefit substantially.
  3. Ma2k5 macrumors 68020


    Dec 21, 2012
    Double the cores so it will improve the performance. Maybe not twice as fast (due to thermal constraints and single threaded applications), but it wil be faster. I don’t know if it’s worth upgrading though other than for the fact you’ll have a more durable keyboard. I’d probably wait another 1 or 2 years before I upgrade if I was you.
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    My opinion only, but going from a 2016 to a 2018 isn't "a big enough jump up".

    I'd grit my teeth and wait until the 2019 MacBook Pro's come out...
  5. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    Big jump. Some stuff is twice as fast, like you would expect

    15” power in a 13” package: been wanting this since the 2012
  6. mds1256 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2011
    Umm, seems opinion is divided.

    I cannot really test them out in store either. Nothing wrong with my 2016, but it would be nice when transcoding videos and building Xcode projects for it to be a bit quicker.

    Was thinking about upgrading mine whilst it still had money left in it.

    It will cost me around £400 to upgrade it now.
  7. buran-energia macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2017
    except the GPU
  8. Howard2k macrumors 68020


    Mar 10, 2016

    No, there is no divided opinion. Dual core to quad core. It’s going to be significantly faster for CPU intensive tasks.

    It won’t make a huge difference if you’re editing simple documents etc. But anything that hammers the CPU will be faster.

    Do you monitor your CPU usage today? If so, every time you see your current system under heavy load, it’s going to do those tasks faster.
  9. boodle macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2004
    2017 13" Pro 16GB/3.1GHz/dual-core i7
    Nice enough but would occasionally get hung up on multi-threaded wait states from memory hungry apps. This bothered me much more than any transcoding/build speed concerns.

    2018 13" Pro 16GB/2.7GHz/quad-core i7
    Buttery smooth.
  10. fokmik, Oct 16, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2018

    fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    For just 400 more it is worth
    Cpu faster,ssd faster,dgpu faster, better wireless connectivity,better overall
  11. mds1256 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2011
    That is what I was thinking, upgrade now and keep this for 3 years as performance seems to be great on these
  12. MrGunnyPT macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2017
    I own a 2017 I skipped on the 2018 because those two extra cores didn't mean much to me.. Saved up 500 euros.. Either way I'm upgrading come the next "major" redesign.

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