Is the new MBP 15 Retina 2.3 enough or should i buy 2.7?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacCode, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. MacCode macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012

    im going to use the MBP for mostly for music production. Is the new MBP 15 2.3 powerful enough or is it worth it to buy the 2.7? Are there much difference?
  2. Ljohnson72 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2008
    Denver, Co
    Honestly, for most people the 2.3GHz should be fine. However, with music production, you might run into trouble with the limited 256GB SSD in the 2.3GHz model. Granted, you could always just attach an external hard drive but I'm not sure how mobile you'll need to be. I'm getting the 2.6GHz as the difference between the 2.6 and 2.7GHz will be minimal.
  3. Ves macrumors member


    Jul 22, 2009
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Your most important concern for music production will be RAM. Most of the music programs eat up up fast.

    And what Ljohnson72 said, space to store it all.
  4. MacCode, Jun 12, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2012

    MacCode thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012

    Thank you for replies. Im definetly getting the Retina 15 with 16 Gb, the 234 SSD is not a problem i just want to know if there is much power difference in 2.3 and 2.6. Thats why i cant decide
  5. Jazwire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2009
  6. MacCode thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    So is this much difference i dont understand those numbers?

    3DMark06 CPU Cinebench R10 32Bit Single
    Cinebench R11.5 64Bit

    6074.9 4413.8 (2,3 Ghz)

    6544.6 4853.7 (2.6 Ghz)

    Cinebench R10 32Bit Multi Cinebench R11.5 64Bit

    17261.1 6.2 (2.3 Ghz)

    18223.2 6.5 (2,6 Ghz)

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