Late 2013 rMBP vs 2015 rMBP

TripleMoxy

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Lots of the comparisons look at the difference between the most recent rMBP and the last revision.

I, however, have a late 2013 rMBP, so I was curious what the difference in performance was between that and the most recent rMBP.

I'm looking for a reason to upgrade, I suppose, but if anyone knows the answer, that'd be great. :)
 

Samuelsan2001

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Not a lot

Lots of the comparisons look at the difference between the most recent rMBP and the last revision.

I, however, have a late 2013 rMBP, so I was curious what the difference in performance was between that and the most recent rMBP.

I'm looking for a reason to upgrade, I suppose, but if anyone knows the answer, that'd be great. :)
10-15% on the CPU 10-20% on the GPU, Force trackpad. Thats about it.

What do you use it for??

Unless you are doing something intensive then you'll see very little difference.
 

Freyqq

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I wouldn't upgrade yet. Wait until skylake at the very least. This revision is a very small improvement, but the next one is suppose to be pretty substantial.
 

Tankmaze

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looking at past release :

mid 2012

early 2013
late 2013

mid 2014

early 2015
expect late 2015 new macbook pro, could be with skylake if intel can keep its promise.
 

TripleMoxy

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Thank you all for your comments. I don't really use it for particularly processor-intensive tasks, so an upgrade might be wasted.

Although I realise that it's not a valid reason to purchase a new machine, the Force Touch trackpad is pretty nice.
 

hamiltonDSi

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I own a 15" Retina Macbook Pro Late 2013 and I'm not even thinking of upgrading. I use this machine for Photoshop. A lot of Photoshop.
 

nj-mac-user

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10-15% on the CPU 10-20% on the GPU, Force trackpad. Thats about it.

What do you use it for??

Unless you are doing something intensive then you'll see very little difference.
Not to mention the 2x faster hard drive speed increase. Reads and writes are double the speeds of previous generation SSDs since 4 lane PCIe is used now.
 

nj-mac-user

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Thank you all for your comments. I don't really use it for particularly processor-intensive tasks, so an upgrade might be wasted.

Although I realise that it's not a valid reason to purchase a new machine, the Force Touch trackpad is pretty nice.
I gotta say I hated the force touch trackpad at first. I was so used to using the good ol' diving board trackpad and it took a bit of an adjustment period for me, but now I prefer the new trackpad much more.
 

Samuelsan2001

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Not that much of a deal though

Not to mention the 2x faster hard drive speed increase. Reads and writes are double the speeds of previous generation SSDs since 4 lane PCIe is used now.
In most use it is I/O numbers that matter much more than sequential read writes unless you are writing a lot of large files to disk. It's nice but not worth upgrading for unless you are doing a very specific workload.