MacbBook Pro 13" nontouch i5 vs i7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by IndigoDesign, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. IndigoDesign macrumors regular

    May 25, 2015
    Hi folks. Going to get my 13" nontouch (on purpose) soonish. I was just wondering. The i7 offers .4 GHz advantage over the i5. Only .3 GHz in Turbo. According to Intel's website that's the only difference there is, the rest is the same.

    My question is: Will I benefit from the i7 oder will I even take a hit on battery life and will it run hotter, throttle more, use turbo less frequent than the i5.

    They're both built for the same TDP and draw the same amount of power according to intel. I'd tend to get the i7 just to max out the limited options I have, if it's only marginally BETTER I'm fine, I just don't want it to be actually worse.

    Geekbench scores are 350-500 better for the i7.

  2. IndigoDesign thread starter macrumors regular

    May 25, 2015
    Im going for 512 GB SSD and 16 GB Ram anyways. I could easily get the i7 too I just wanna know if it's actually WORSE than the i5 considering heat/battery life. I'm well aware that it's a money-burn!

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