How to compare newer laptop perf to older

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  1. mbpmpb17 macrumors member

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    I have a 2010 MBP 17" and a 2011 MB Air i7 with 4GB RAM.

    How can I determine how much faster a current model MBP or Air would be compared to my 2010/2011 models?

    i.e. Would an i5 be possibly faster than an older model i7?
     
  2. leman macrumors G3

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    By running your most intense workflow on both of them, under similar conditions, and timing the results. At any rate, any current-gen 13" MBP is going to be much faster than the 2010 17" and the 15" is over twice as fast in Sustained workloads that can utilize multi core architectures well. In fact, even the 12" MacBook is going to be faster.

    What do you usually do with your machine?
     
  3. mbpmpb17 thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't own a newer model so I can't really compare in that way, I'm thinking of buying one and one some kind of a benchmark to compare against.

    I do mostly programming, and Java development can get a bit slow but I'm not really having performance issues currently. Just that my hardware is very old :)
     
  4. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

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    What was stated above... however if you like synthetic benchmark results to help your comparison...

    2010 MBP 17 (2.66Ghz,2.8Ghz)- Single Core- 2141, 2402. Multicore- 4174, 4643

    2016 rMBP 13 (Base only 2.9Ghz)- Single Core- 3740. Multicore- 7377

    2016 rMBP 15 (Base only 2.6Ghz)- Single Core- 3979. Multicore- 12117

    There will be a vast difference in performance at full load assuming correlation between what the benchmark tests and what your workload actually is.

    All synthetic results are from Mactracker which notes benchmarks utilizing Geekbench*.
     
  5. mbpmpb17 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, this helps put some things in perspective for me.

    I didn't realize that there was a difference in performance between the 13" and 15" MBP. I thought it was mostly a screen size thing.
     
  6. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

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    All 13 inch 2016 rMBP are dual core with HTT. (2 Logical Processors, 4 Threads)

    All 15 inch 2016 rMBP are quad core with HTT. (4 Logical Processors, 8 Threads)
     
  7. mbpmpb17 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah ok thanks, I somehow didn't notice that!
     
  8. leman macrumors G3

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    There is no doubt that any of the newer Macs will be much more convenient for you! The retina screen with its sharp text makes coding experience much nicer, the new CPUs and faster RAM mean much better editor responsiveness and faster compilation abs the super-fast SSD means that apps will be launching in an instant and switching between them will have no delays at all.
     

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