Macbook Pro 13'' 2016 i5 vs i7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LEXX_Gruzovik, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. LEXX_Gruzovik macrumors newbie

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    Considering buying Macbook Pro 13'' 2016.
    Most of the time run Windows 10 on Parallels Desktop.
    Is i7 a good option to spend $300+?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Not on a dual core machine, I think you'll be better off putting that money towards more ram which virtualized apps tend to want.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Yep Maflynn Has the right of it there more cores will help for VMs and more ram but a higher clock speed and a little more cache will make very little difference....
     
  4. LEXX_Gruzovik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    More cache? Hm, intel.com says they have the same size of cache...
     
  5. keviig macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, no cache increase for the 13". The difference between the 13" i5 and i7 is ONLY clock speed. Nothing else. Not worth it. If you want a little more CPU speed, the upgraded i5 (+$100) is way better value. If you need more than that, your only real option is the quad core 15".
     
  6. LEXX_Gruzovik thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. keviig macrumors 6502

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    Sweet! Hope you enjoy it.
     

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