How fast is the 13" Late 2013 MacBook Pro?

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  1. vb7200 macrumors member

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    So I was wondering how fast these things really are. The processor in mine isn't a screamer (2.4 GHz dual-core i5 Haswell). Does the PCIe storage and Haswell architecture really speed the thing up that much compared to a regular HDD and an Ivy Bridge chip?
     
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    Yes. It does.
    The 2.4 i5 haswell is a screamer!
     
  3. vb7200 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there really that big of a difference? I know flash is a lot faster data transfer wise but I thought Haswell was only supposed to improve battery life?
     
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    the pcie-ssd haswell combo is a screamer.
    What more could you want?
     
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    I just stuck a 4x PCIe SSD in my late 2013 rMBP and the read write speeds are excellent, much faster than stock.

    So as aftermarket drives come out that can utilize the bandwidth, the i/o performance will be pretty awesome.
     
  7. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

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    Biggest difference is the PCIe storage compared to hard disk.

    The Haswell CPU is barely faster than Ivy Bridge (overall 5-10%).
     
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    Thats what I always say. Pcie is capable of much more. Thats why its good the mbs are upgradeable that way.
     

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