Is a rMBP 15" i7 as fast on battery power as it is plugged in?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RandomCitizen, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. RandomCitizen, Jun 6, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2014

    RandomCitizen macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2014
    Location:
    Goldsboro, NC
    #1
    This is a question about how the turbo boost technology works:

    Is a late 2013 rMBP 15" i7 2.0 GHz as fast on battery power as it is plugged in?

    Does the system not go into turbo boost as often, or at all, when on battery?

    ME293LL/A

    A1398

    ----------

    Sorry I put it in the wrong section. I don't see a way to delete it.

    ----------
     
  2. shaunp macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    #2
    I've not noticed any real world performance differences and that includes running VM's. If you benchmark it then there might be some difference, but you probably have too much time on your hands if you notice this.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #3
    I've not noticed any differences - its a fast on the battery as the a/c
     
  4. iMacBooked macrumors 6502a

    iMacBooked

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2013
    Location:
    4 8 15 16 23 42 ✈ Country: Belgium
    #4
    Well actually, my rMBP appears to be a little bit faster on battery power, but that's probably because mine does a lot more things when plugged in like making TM backups, updates, ...
     
  5. RandomCitizen thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2014
    Location:
    Goldsboro, NC
    #5
    Being able to delete a post would be nice! LOL!

    Thanks for the follow ups, guys.
     
  6. MH01 macrumors G4

    MH01

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
  7. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    #7
    I think that it runs the same UNLESS battery is low. I've noticed one you are running low the computer slows down!
     

Share This Page