How much faster is the 2.6 Ghz from the 2.5 Ghz processor?

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  1. andyberger87 macrumors newbie

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    Is it worth the upgrade if I can afford it? Thanks.
     
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    Not noticeable unless you are encoding videos, running the full CS3 suite, running final cut, and logic express all at the same time. It's not worth the cost.

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    What they said. Go with the 2.5 and take the money you save and max the ram to 4GB.
     
  5. Westsider 4 Mac macrumors regular

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    Ditto...

    this is what I would do...:apple:
     
  6. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    It is very noticeable when encoding Video to my ipod.
     
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  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well when you encode videos the gain is 200MHz because usually video encoding is multithreaded
     
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  10. CleverUsername macrumors member

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    Unfortunately, "can" afford doesn't always mean easily, or should.


    To the OP: From what I've read, the 2.6 doesn't give you much of a noticeable bump....but I'm still in the process of figuring out what to buy myself, so please don't base you decision on what I say. Articles like this one have been sort of helping me, however, their runs don't include a current chipset 2.6.
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I had a 2.5, got a 2.6 because I wanted the HR at the store (so no other choice), and I didn't notice any speed improvements; maybe just a pride that
    I have the fastest MBP available, but that's it.
     
  12. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    i agree, but if he just stated "can afford," its not up to us whether or not he should/can easily. Thats his call.

    Personally, even if i could afford it, which i cant, i would stick with the 2.5.

    Im a cost cutter though, and would never see the reason "just" for the 2.6.

    some people are insane with their money, and they simply want the best. The 2.6 is the best, whether or not it offers the bets bang/$ is up to the person buying it.

    I love when people ask what they should do with their money :) Its so much easier to spend theirs, than mine :)

    I personally went with the 2.4 because quite frankly, the 2.4,2.5,2.6 all will do about the same, and the 256 vs 512, well thats a waste. I got the best bang/$ on a MBP, and so does every one else that just gets the 2.4

    my 2 pennies.
     
  13. Mirrorball macrumors member

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    If you were running simulations with a lot of numerical processing, would you upgrade to 2.6?
     
  14. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    not for that kind of money, no. 250$ is quite steep for 100mhz x 2 thats not gonna do a whole lot of anything, maybe save me some seconds, no thanks

    i find it funny how its so much to go up just a small notch. if it were 100$ or less, thatd get much more attention. 250$ is just too high.
     
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I agree... 2GB more RAM will produce FAR better performance boost than 100MHz of CPU speed.
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Because the 2.6GHz (T9500) is the top of the line chip before the X9000 (which is the Extreme Edition chip) -- that's how intel charges.
     
  17. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    I opted for the 2.5 and maxed my ram to 4gb. It's blazing and I couldn't be happier.
     
  18. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    yea i just looked, thats crazy. Dell charges 275$ for the upgrade from t9300-t9500.

    I cant imagine someone would pay 250$ for that small step up.
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    When you want the high resolution panel and do not or cannot go and customize it online. ;)
     
  20. joshwest macrumors 65816

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    what about the difference between between 2.4 and 2.5?
     
  21. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    amazing how that "works" hu ? :D:apple:
     

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