Difference between MBP Retina Mid 2012 and Early 2013?

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  1. soamz macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, Im getting a used MBP Retina Mid 2012 from a friend.
    But before I get it, I need to know the difference between it and the Early 2013 version.
    Can someone shed some light ?
     
  2. lagisibuk macrumors 6502

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    basicly, just 2 issues in retina 2012 vs 2013

    1. ghost screen with LG in retina 2012 (i'm using retina 2012 with LG screen, but until today i dont have issues/problem with screen)

    2. processor speed, retina 2012 start from 2,3Ghz QC and 2013 start from 2,4Ghz QC

    overall same...
     
  3. asuka99 macrumors newbie

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    recently bought a retina mbp 15" from macmall

    how can i tell if it's 2012 or 2013 ? ~_~

    it's a 2.7 ghz / 16gb / 768 gb
     
  4. B... macrumors 68000

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    See how much cache the processor has. 8MB-2012. 6MB-2013.
     
  5. asuka99 macrumors newbie

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    Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 8 MB


    from "system report"

    i am 2012 i guess :( ??
     
  6. lagisibuk macrumors 6502

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    Yes, its 2012 mid
    But dont worry, if your macbook work fine, its mean all is fine hehehe
    Nothing perfect in this world, even if u buying new version (haswell), maybe someday we will found a bug/error, are u will buy more or stop thinking for this bug/error?

    the important thing is your macbook work fine :rolleyes:
     
  7. B... macrumors 68000

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    You have a maxed out 2012.
     
  8. asuka99 macrumors newbie

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    it works great hehe, thanks

    and it's the saj2 (or something like that) lcd so hopefully i wont have too many image problems later on
     
  9. bbapps macrumors regular

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    I thought rev 2 came in with the 2013s. Was it listed as refurbished?
     
  10. mlsusa macrumors regular

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    This should help you figure it out:
     
  11. M5RahuL macrumors 68030

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    And.. you're :( because ?

    The 2.7 in 2012 has 8MB cache vs 6 in the 2013 2.7 iteration.

    So, albeit in a trivial sense, you got a *better* model of the 2.7 !
     
  12. asuka99 macrumors newbie

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    i dont think it was. it didn't say anyhting about it being refurbished when i got it from macmall.

    lemme find the link

    http://www.macmall.com/p/Apple-MacBook-Pro/product~dpno~9530109~pdp.ibeghdh

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    oooh in that case : )

    lol

    sorry i'm a noob. my first mac ever so i'm really new to all this stuff. still trying to figure out how this puppy works. so used to windows lol
     
  13. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    If the cache has been lowered from 8 to 6MB, it just means the extra 2MB don't make a big difference...
     
  14. dranakin macrumors 6502

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  15. MacReloaded macrumors 6502

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    Only the 2.7 GHz has a different cache size.

    For the 2012s:
    • 2.3 GHz - 6 MB
    • 2.6 GHz - 6 MB
    • 2.7 GHz - 8 MB

    For the 2013s:
    • 2.4 GHz - 6 MB
    • 2.7 GHz - 6 MB
    • 2.8 GHz - 8 MB
     
  16. john123 macrumors 68020

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    This is patently false.
     
  17. sofianito, Aug 2, 2013
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    sofianito macrumors 65816

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    Let me say it differently: most users won't feel the benefit or performance of the extra 2MB cache. You could do the same analogy with CPU clock rate. Most people won't feel the difference between 2.4Ghz and 2.7Ghz. Only benchmarks could underline the differences, but hey in Mac world it is not about benchmark but user experience and productivity. Excessive benchmarks are for PC users... :D
     
  18. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess the model number of 2013 is ME664 and ME665.

    So, thats the best way to know your purchase.
     

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