MBP 2.5GHz vs 2.6GHz

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by deep diver, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. deep diver macrumors 65816

    deep diver

    Jan 17, 2008
    Solon, OH
    Other than a 4% boost in processor speed, what is the difference between the 2.5GHz and 2.6GHz Core2 Duo processors for the MBP?
  2. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    What other things matter besides processor speed in this case? :confused:

    You get a roughly 4 % speed increase.
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    And it's one you'll never notice unless you're constantly pushing 2.5ghz on both cores.
  5. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

    Apr 7, 2006
    I think bragging rights is the only reason I would pay the extra.
  6. highjumppudding macrumors 6502


    Mar 1, 2008
    Only get it for these reason...

    I would only get the 2.6 for these reasons:

    If you are editing high definition footage, over 30 or 60 minutes in length.
    If you are using Motion for HD content.
    If you plan on reselling the computer in the future it will sell for a little higher being 2.6 than 2.5

    The only real difference in speed you'll see if rendering HD content over 30 or 60 minutes in length. It will cut your render times by a few minutes which CAN save you on a deadline or if you are working in the multimedia business with clients.

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