Late 2013 rMBP vs 2015 rMBP

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  1. TripleMoxy macrumors regular

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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. :)
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Not a lot

    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.
     
  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  4. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  5. TripleMoxy thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
  6. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  7. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  8. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  9. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Not that much of a deal though

    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.
     
  10. holden j caufield macrumors newbie

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    is the 4x on the motherboard on the pcie SSD. Could I get a 2015 ssd for my wife's late 2013 and get 4x or is this limitation on the logic board?
     
  11. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Logic board limitation.
     

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