MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch i7 2.5 or 2.8 for music production?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Krubbadoo, May 29, 2015.

  1. Krubbadoo macrumors newbie

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    Hi.

    If you don't take account of the extra 500GB on the SSD, is there any noticeable difference in Big (VST and audio) sessions between the 2.5 and 2.8 i7 processors?

    Also is there a difference in low buffer latencies tolerance ( My card is Metric Halo ULN-2) between these 2 processors?

    I see the benchmark on the 2.8 MBPr is pretty close to my Westmere 8 core 2.4 MacPro.

    In music production will the laptop be kind of close in performance to my 5 year old Mac Pro?

    Using Cubase 8 and Ableton 9 on 10.9.5

    Thanks.

    Martin
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    The difference between the two is 5-10% in benchmarks and thats the difference you'll see in big audio visual projects. It'll be faster in some things and slower in others to that mac pro. It will depend on how your software leverages the hardware.
     

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