Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Macbro17, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Macbro17 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2012
    Hello, I recently ordered the rmbp 2.3 ghz with a upgrade to 16gb ram. I've looked at geekbench and noticed it seems like a decent jump between the 2.3 ghz and 2.6 ghz, is it worth it to upgrade to 2.6ghz. I intend to run games at max settings, photoshop, video edit, and All my other sxhooling needs. Should I upgrade to 2.6?
    Gaming as in mostly skyrim
  2. Nomad110 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2012
    2.6 for sure. 2.7 isn't needed. It's only money after all.
  3. Xian Zhu Xuande macrumors 6502a

    Xian Zhu Xuande

    Jul 30, 2008
    Not worth it for the processor (and if it actually was worth it for the processor you'd be keenly aware of why that was the case for your circumstance). The upgrade is worth it if you want something else it offers, such as the higher capacity SSD.
  4. njean777 macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2009
    Not gonna be running Skyrim on max with the 650m, but high works well at 1680x1050.
  5. Slivortal macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2012
    As has been noted in several other threads, the difference between a 2.3 and a 2.6 is practically unnoticeable. With the upgrade costing $600, the only way it's worth it is if you're mainly looking for the 512GB hard drive, with the 2.6 as a kind of bonus.
  6. gamerish macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2012
    For gaming, you won't see a difference. Your GPU will bottleneck performance long before the CPU. If you're doing very intensive professional-level photoshopping and video editing - then yes you should upgrade if you can afford it.
  7. Macbro17 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2012
    Have you tried? also do you know if the upgrsded ram will affect it? Thanks
  8. gamerish macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2012
    According to benchmarks here, the 650m can't max Skyrim. Also, the RAM will have no effect.
  9. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    People have been reporting ultra settings and 1920x1200 at a very playable FPS.

    Also, I believe the retina MBP's 650M is clocked higher than that for the benchmark test.
  10. J.L.Photography macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2012
    South Florida
    i have the 2.3/16 and seems to perform just fine, up to u if you want to fork out the extra chedddarrrr
  11. Meever macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    I like playing skyrim on high with 2880x1800. Dont forget to turn AA off if you are playing native.

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