MacBook Pro 2.6Ghz vs. 2.7Ghz

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  1. Essaux macrumors regular

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    I have browsed the forums a bit and couldn't really find anything relating to the new releases.

    What I basically wonder is which one is the better option to go for:
    The "mid-range" model that is 2.6Ghz and then upgrade that model's SSD to 512GB and Radeon from 500 to 600? It's then about the same price as the "high-end" 2.7Ghz model, except that my customised version runs a better video card for roughly a little less than the high-end model.

    Which set up would my fellow macrumorites go for?
    - 2.6Ghz / 512SSD / Radeon 600
    - 2.7Ghz / 512 SSD / Radeon 555
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    The difference between the 2.6GHz part and the 2.7GHz part translates to only around 10% performance in ideal situations. So depending on your workflow, may not make much of a real world difference.

    As for graphics, presuming you mean the R450, R455 and R460... the 460 is about 80% faster than the 450. The 455 is about 35% faster than the 450.

    So, ultimately, it depends on whether CPU performance is more important to you or GPU performance.

    I don't use Final Cut or play games, so for me the price of the 460 wasn't worth it. I went with the 2.7/512/455 (which happened to be in stock at my local Apple Store).
     
  3. Essaux thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for your reply! I'll probably go with your set-up as well as it is commonly available at my local apple store.
     
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    You'll enjoy it, for sure!
     
  5. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. I went with my set-up for the same reasons.

    I would be interested to try a game out though. Not sure what a good choice would be as the choices seem fairly limited.
     
  6. Essaux thread starter macrumors regular

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    Perhaps Civilization 6? If it plays on max?
     
  7. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

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    That was my first thought but reviews are highly critical, saying the graphics look more dated than the previous version.
     
  8. paaj, Dec 5, 2016
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    Ton's of games on Steam. Best choice would be something you like ;)

    If you have a game controller, I like Rogue Legacy but that's hardly graphicly demanding.
     
  9. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think I even understand what Steam is! I'll investigate for sure...
     

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