Does a 15 inch Mac Book Pro uses more CPU that a 17 inch Mac Book Pro

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  1. rtd2 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Im going to be buying a mac book pro for audio production and I dont know what size screen I should get. And I am wondering if a 15 inch Mac Book Pro uses more CPU that a 17 inch Mac Book Pro with the same specs??
     
  2. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

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    I use a 15inch for logic, it's wicked. I really recommend the high res screen for working when you're not plugged into a screen
     
  3. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    wen you say "uses more CPU" i assume you mean: Is more power hungry?

    The 17" is more power hungry but has a bigger battery too, kind of cancel out.
     
  4. rtd2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cpu

    I mean will the 17 inch Mac Book Pro use more processor power than a 15 inch Mac Book Pro???
     
  5. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    No. A 17" MBP is exactly the same as the 15" except for the larger screen and larger battery. With the higher resolution screen, the 17" will use more graphics processing power, but not more CPU power.
     
  6. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Do you mean are they different CPU?
    No they both uses the same CPU.

    And the power consumption differ on what you do.
     
  7. rtd2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Screen

    Im still scratching my head,

    Dose the 17 inch screen use more processor consumption that a 15 inch screen.

    And is a graphic card connected to a processor and a graphic card is not a processor???
     
  8. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    The 15" and 17" have both a central processing unit (CPU) and a separate graphics processing unit (GPU). Due to the 17" having a higher resolution (and more pixels), the GPU in the 17" will have to work harder than the GPU in the 15".
     
  9. rtd2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    eureka..!

    So, the GPU in the 17" won`t use any central processing power and there should be no differents in CPU consumption between the 15" and the 17" mbp

    And I shoud be able to have the same amount of tracks & plugins running on both.
     
  10. mopatops macrumors regular

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    Spot on. :)
     

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