Comparison of high end processors

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by maelstromr, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. maelstromr macrumors 6502

    maelstromr

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    Does anyone have good benchmarks showing the performance boost seen from the processor upgrade on the high end (with dedicated gpu) macbook pro? Weighing whether or not I "need" to invest the extra $200. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    I doubt it, what are you going to do on it? I haven't seen many good benchmarks.
     
  3. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    The high end 2.6GHz i7-4960HQ is approximately 8% faster than the medium end 2.3GHz i7-4850HQ.
     
  4. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the 2.3 ghz is better since it produces less heat, longer battery life and it's cheaper too. However it's slower. So it's 3 advantages against 1 disadvantage. The net results is positive to me. Unless you put a heavy weight on the slightly faster speed.
     
  5. maelstromr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks to those who replied. I doubt I would really see a lot of benefit from the slightly faster speed for photo editing (mid-low prosumer level) and some games. I was curious this time as the bump between the two options seems a little bigger than the last iteration.
     

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