Difference between 2.4 and 3.1 GHz i7?

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  1. Texas_Toast macrumors 6502a

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    How much of a difference in performance would there be between a 2.4 GHz and a 3.1 GHz i7 core on a 13-in Retina MBP?
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    In the older days you would look at the processor speed the find the one! However today you have to be more nuanced and look at the number of cores and processes to find the best Intel machine!
     
  3. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    Which models are you speaking of?

    Do you mean the 2.4 GHz i7 on the 2016 non-touchbar model versus the 3.1 GHz i5 on the 2017 touchbar?
    Or do you mean the 2.4 GHz i7 on the 2016 non-touchbar versus the 3.1 GHz i5 on the 2016 touchbar?
    Or are you talking about the 2.4 GHz i5 from 2013?

    Also, what kind of workloads is this in reference to?
     
  4. Texas_Toast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am really upset to find out that all hard-drives are now soldered into MacBook Pros!! :(

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/are-macs-with-removable-components-still-around.2067231/

    Fortunately I bought a sweet MBP last Summer with 16GB RAM and 1TB (removable) SSD, however I need a second MBP for work, and it makes me sick to the stomach to think I have to buy something that will forever have my data.

    I am wondering if it makes sense to buy a used or refurbished MBP to meet my security needs? (That was the reason for this thread.)

    As I am looking on Google, it is starting to look like several of the candidate systems I found on Google should be removed because Apple no longer offers them.

    Any advice for someone who is in a computer crisis?
    --- Post Merged, Sep 21, 2017 ---
    I'm not sure if my OP applies any more. See my response to @satcomer above...

    My end goal is to find another new/near new MBP that does NOT have the damn SSD soldered into the motherboard!!

    I bought a sweet early 2015 (12.1) MBP with 16GB RAM and removable 1TB SSD last Summer. Now I want a similar MBP to use for work but I refuse to own a laptop where I cannot remove the hard-drive.

    Had I know the ones like I bought a year ago would disappear so quickly, I would have bought another earlier this year.

    Now I feel like I am screwed and have to compromise my security fears... :(
     
  5. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    The non-touchbar model MacBook Pros have removable SSDs.

    If your files are encrypted with FileVault, and then you erase them, the odds of someone being able to recover them are lower than the odds of Apple reintroducing FireWire 400 on the 2018 MacBook Pro...
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    "How much of a difference in performance would there be between a 2.4 GHz and a 3.1 GHz i7 core on a 13-in Retina MBP?"

    About .7ghz, I'd reckon.
     
  7. Texas_Toast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You're a wealth of information sometimes...
     

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