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SchroederDoodle

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Original poster
Mar 23, 2012
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Hi All! Looking for some buying advice. Looking to upgrade my 15" MBP 2.7 GHZ Intel Core i7, 16Gigs Ram, early 2013.

Out of Adobe CC, I mostly use Illustrator and After Effects for commercial and graphics work, but from what I understand, neither take full advantage of multicores, and operate best with a high single core processor. Both make use of the GPU in some ways, but don't take full advantage of it like other programs, such as Adobe Premiere.

I'd like to stick with the MBP, but am I going to see much increase by going with the newer models??
 

hobowankenobi

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Aug 27, 2015
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on the land line mr. smith.
Hey -

Good question. Your timing is right, as the new 16" is being reported to be a solid improvement over previous 15" designs, both for keyboard and thermal management. Also nice to go to 32GB of RAM. 16 is adequate, but it is not hard to use it all if you have lots going on. You will see some real improvement in CPU and drive I/O, and both are faster.

The other nice addition is the new GPU options. I can't say if you will really task them for 2D work...maybe someone else can speak to this topic. No doubt the new GPU options are a nice bump...if you can use them.

benchmarks

2013 MBP
2019 MBP

I don't see the new 16" yet...likley another 5-10% faster over the 15".
 

SchroederDoodle

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 23, 2012
23
23
Hey -

Good question. Your timing is right, as the new 16" is being reported to be a solid improvement over previous 15" designs, both for keyboard and thermal management. Also nice to go to 32GB of RAM. 16 is adequate, but it is not hard to use it all if you have lots going on. You will see some real improvement in CPU and drive I/O, and both are faster.

The other nice addition is the new GPU options. I can't say if you will really task them for 2D work...maybe someone else can speak to this topic. No doubt the new GPU options are a nice bump...if you can use them.

benchmarks

2013 MBP
2019 MBP

I don't see the new 16" yet...likley another 5-10% faster over the 15".

Hey, thanks! I didn't think to compare benchmarks. Very helpful!
 
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