Going from 15 inch 2010 MBP to 15" 2012 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by saudor, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. saudor macrumors 6502a

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    Hey all! just wondering if this is worth it. When it's all said and done, I'm thinking about $400-$500 or so to do this upgrade

    The CPU is roughly 2-3x faster than the 2010 according to geek bench.
    The 650M GPU is roughly 3x faster.. ~1100 vs. ~300 for the 330M GT. This value is however still 1/3 of a GTX 660 mid end card.
    - USB 3.0, BT 4.0 and all that jazz
    - 16GB ram limit vs. 8 GB

    Im not really a fan of rMBPs because everything is pretty much glued and I work with dual 25" displays attached to my Macbook anyways. Plus i like to upgrade later on. The SSD is nice but i've been using SSDs on this one anyways not to mention I kinda like my SSD + 1 TB HD setup.

    Im finding my current one lags every so often. It's not the end of the world but...Even light gaming (Diablo3) is kinda pitiful at 1080p. Is this even worth it? Or should i just go rMBP in a year or two.
    Has anyone done something similar? How much improvement is there? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!!
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I upgraded from a Mid 2010 MBP to a Late 2013 rMBP. I only did it because the graphics card was failing and I ran out of warranty. Otherwise, I'd probably just kept it. It is faster, by a lot. I really like the fact I can throw anything at it and it'll run at good speed. Even faster then the 2008 Mac Pro with 8 Cores.
     

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