ivybridge i7 vs haswell i5?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ricosuavee, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. ricosuavee macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2014
    I ordered a refurbished 2012 15" retina which is this one:

    I was wondering if I made a good choice since this was only $50 more than the current 13" 256gb retina model which has the haswell chip and iris graphics..I know that I probably won't get as good of a battery life but I'm still assuming the refurb one that I ordered is still much faster than the current 13" specs.

  2. BigMovieGeek macrumors regular

    May 22, 2010
    It depends on the clock speed but my sandy bridge i7 still outpaces my brand new i5 work laptop (HP) by about 2 to 1.
  3. SmOgER macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2014
    It has more space for cooling and GPU, hence both CPU and GPU are more powerful even than those in new retina 13".

    In fact, that CPU is faster by some 70% margin.
  4. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816


    Apr 12, 2007
    It's still going to blow the dual core Haswell out of the water. The i5 scores around 6000 in GB3, while the Ivy Bridge i7 scores around 11000.

    You've made the right choice.

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