How much faster is a new MacBook Pro vs. my early 2011?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pete1, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. pete1 macrumors member

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    I use a 15" MacBook Pro, early 2011 2.3GHz model for my motion graphics business; I am basically interested in improving After Effects performance. I have an SSD and 16GB RAM also. My question is, for what I do, how much faster would a top-of-the-line latest model 15" MacBook Pro be? Are we talking night and day here, or more of a modest increase in performance?
     
  2. stockscalper macrumors 6502a

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    I have a late 2010 2.3 GHZ model and upgraded to a late 2016 i5 and the difference is night and day in speed. Others may weigh in with different opinions, but with the new system the difference is very noticeable.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    I don't see a late-2010 2.3GHz MBP. I think yours is the same as the OP's early-2011.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    For motion graphics the huge GPU improvements, especially with the 560 card, will make it night and day. You may want to try and hold on for 6 core and possible vega graphics this year if you can though.
     
  5. robvas macrumors 68030

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    2010 to 2011 was probably the biggest jump in performance for Macs. Probably the last 'really noticeable' one.

    Going from a 2011 with SSD + 16G to a new one will still be a noticeable improvement, but not a huge jump like 2010-2011 was.

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  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    For The OP's use with 3D motion the graphics boost is a huge deal, the graphics in those 2011 were pretty poor by todays standards, yes the CPU hasn't changed all that much but GPU compute is a completely different matter.

    Take a look here for a comparison the top end from 2011 vs the 560 from the 2017, at least 100% increase in performance across all metrics some of them much faster.

    Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon Pro 560 vs HD 6770M
    Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

    Radeon Pro 560
    226.35 mHash/s

    Radeon HD 6770M
    33.43 mHash/s
    Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

    Radeon Pro 560
    41.39 mPixels/s

    Radeon HD 6770M
    4.82 mPixels/s
    Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

    Radeon Pro 560
    614.58 frames/s

    Radeon HD 6770M
    234.76 frames/s
    Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

    Radeon Pro 560
    346.06 mInteraction/s

    Radeon HD 6770M
    77.16 mInteraction/s
    T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

    Radeon Pro 560
    3.6 frames/s

    Radeon HD 6770M
    0.39 frames/s
    Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

    Radeon Pro 560
    31.52 frames/s

    Radeon HD 6770M
    15.44 frames/s


    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-Pro-560-vs-Radeon-HD-6770M
     
  7. pete1 thread starter macrumors member

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    To what extent does the latest version of After Effects take advantage of the graphics hardware? Bearing in mind that it's not a 3D package like Cinema 4D.
     

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