Is the i7 rMBP 13'' running much hotter?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mac32, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Mac32 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2010

    the title says it all really..
    Is the i7 rMBP 13'' running much hotter than the regular i5 version?
    Thanks! :)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    How hot it runs depends directly on the workload you put on it, not which processor you have.
  3. mankar4 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2007
    Here are some comparisons between the 11" MBA with the i7 vs i5. These may not apply at all to the rmbp because of significantly different hardware and fan setup.

    I was initially going to go with the i7, then realized that the i5 was more than enough for my needs. If you're doing heavy processing, I'd go i7- the heat difference at most seems manageable. But if you're not doing heavy processing, why not save some $, and (maybe) have longer battery and a cooler computer and go with the i5.
  4. Mac32 thread starter Suspended

    Nov 20, 2010
    Good point. :) I'm thinking watching hi-def movies, flash, iTunes/audio converting, office, surfing, games, Sibelius/composing etc.
  5. Naimfan macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2003
    Mine does not, relative to my son's 13" 2.4 GHz i5.

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