Is 2.0 Ghz cpu good/fast enough?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vmflapem, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. vmflapem macrumors 6502

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    My old 2013 MacBook Pro Retina had an i5-4288u cpu (2.6 Ghz) and I'm just bothered by the fact that my new nTB only has 2.0 Ghz CPU (i5-6360). Does this mean that the new nTB will be slower than my old macbook pro? I had absolutely no problem with my old macbook's CPU so I'm hoping that the new one performs at a similar level.

    The number 2.0 just looks so low so I don't know if it's good or bad :( Sorry for such a noob question.
     
  2. rTHIS macrumors newbie

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    2.0 is just the base frequency. If you check the current speed with intel Power Gadget (or any other tool) you can see that on medium/heavy load it will be arround the 2.5 and 3.1 GHz.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Well it benchmarks faster than any previous 13 inch MacBook Pro so yes it is faster.
     
  4. keviig macrumors 6502

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    It will settle at 2.9 GHz under full load :) No need to worry. Besides, you can't compare GHz between generations directly, the new ones do more per clock.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Faster or slower at doing what, exactly?

    In day to day usage the processor speed matters so little that in a blind test you'd likely be unable to tell which is which, even with a gun pressed to your temple.

    The days where you can compare CPU directly with clock speed are long gone, like 10 years + gone. Today's 2.0 is likely faster than your older 2.6.
     

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