GHz difference?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GoodbyeWindows, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. GoodbyeWindows macrumors newbie

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    How much of a performance difference is there between a 2.4 GHZ chip and say, a 2.6GHz chip?

    The main use for the laptop would be Photoshop CS3/4 and Lightroom.

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    200 MHz...

    Which in the real world means seconds in short tasks that add up to minutes in longer ones.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    not worth the price difference tbh

    i mean how often do you max out your processor anyways?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's likely you won't notice any difference between the two. You're more likely to get measurable performance boost from increasing RAM.
     
  5. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    +1. Unless you're doing regular sustained serial computations that max out the processor you probably won't see a big difference. More RAM is a good idea.
     
  6. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Try running HandBrake while watching an episode of South Park online. HandBrake will use all the CPU it can get ahold of, and the South Park Studios player was sucking some major processor. So I would say the difference could be huge. But you are very right to ask that question.
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yea i know how processor intense video work is but the same would be said for the 2.6ghz as well

    i just dont think it's justified for the price. you do pay an extremely high premium for the best processors and i dont think its worth it unless you absolutely need it
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Get more cores then just two faster ones.
     

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