is the processor upgrade worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Barnzee, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Barnzee macrumors regular

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    I was wondering if the upgrade on the MacBook Pro from 2.2ghz to 2.3ghz will add any major amount of performance. The reason I ask is because I'll just buy one from the store at the mall rather than ordering it online if its nothing major. All the other upgrades i'll do I can buy from somewhere else.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    For most users, you'd never notice the difference.
     
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    I'm think I'm going to return my 2.3 for the 2.0. I don't think I need it just for my ps stuff using a nikon d200
     
  4. Barnzee thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do quite a bit of gaming if that makes a difference.
     
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  6. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Depends on how you plan to use the computer. For everyday tasks you're not going to notice it.
     
  7. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I don't think the 100MHz will make any noticeable difference in gaming at all.
     
  8. kidaquarius macrumors member

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    I wouldn't spend a dollar on 100MHz..

    If that's all you're getting out of the upgrade, it's honestly not worth it.
     
  9. Barnzee thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah I'll just put that 250 dollars towards apple care instead.
     
  10. citizenal macrumors regular

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    I had the same thoughts and actually got the 2.3. It has 8mb cache instead of 6 if I remember correctly. I don't know if I would ever actually notice the difference, but I definitely wanted try it out while using various programs. My advice, if you can afford it, why not, if you have to ponder over if you should for too long, don't do it, because you will have buyers remorse later.
     
  11. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    That was my thinking exactly between the 2.0 and 2.2. I was all set to get the 2.2, and out of nowhere I started considering the 2.0.

    For me it was $325 less after tax to get the 2.0. That extra money is AppleCare and an 8GB RAM upgrade.
     

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