i5 or i7 in new rmbp 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Attero87, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Attero87 macrumors newbie

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    I plan on doing light gaming and some office work is it worth the extra change to upgrade to the i7 3.1ghz. Is the i5 a slouch in any means of the word
     
  2. kage207 macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't matter in terms of processor. If you want light gaming, it depends. Look up the game and the GPU required.
     
  3. rhaezorblue macrumors regular

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    I've been doing a little digging on this question as well, it appears the general consensus is only go i7 if you do heavy video editing, perhaps professionally. i7 will see almost no benefit over an i5 for gaming. A couple frames per second, but nothing noticeable to the human eye for light gaming. Macbook's really are not meant for heavy gaming, save that for your gaming tower ;)
     
  4. Attero87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the perspective. Is it possible to upgrade pcie drive on my own or is it not changeable
     
  5. rhaezorblue macrumors regular

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    Nothing is user upgradeable anymore unfortunately. RAM and hard drive used to be..
     

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