Differences Between the High-End Processor Config Upgrade for MBP 15"?

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  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    I was just browsing the online Apple Store today and saw that there were two processor configurations for the high-end 15" version of the MacBook Pro-2.2 QC i7 and 2.3 QC i7. The difference between the two is ~$285 (In my regional online Apple Store).

    The question is, however, what is the difference between the two? Surely an extra 0.1 ghz wouldn't give that much of a boost, wouldn't it?
     
  2. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    really not worth it, unless you absolutely must have every ounce of speed you can get.
     
  3. smetvid macrumors 6502

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    I agree not really worth the extra cost. At best you are looking at a 4% speed boost which you will not notice in most operations. Rendering video and animation will be at best 4% faster. Use the extra money for Apple care or a 2 drive G-raid or some other gadgets.
     
  4. Lloydehhh macrumors member

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    With the 2.3 you get 8MB of L3 cache as opposed to 6, makes the computer faster.
     
  5. Cicatrix macrumors 6502

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    Go for the 2.0Ghz, and get the high res screen for $100.00
     
  6. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What help does the high res screen have for you? To be honest, I think it is a downgrade instead of an upgrade, because without resolution independence, the default size 12 font and the Apple menubar shrinks so much.
     

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