MBP 2.6 processor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by thechidz, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. thechidz macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2007
    New York City
    has anyone purchased and received the 2.6 yet? Do you think its worth the extra$ that question is for anyone
  2. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2006
    I haven't used it, but the answer is no, it is not worth the extra money. the best thing to do would be to wait until January for a Penryn CPU. That will be worth the money because of lots of things that you may or may not want to hear about. basically, don't bother with the 2.6GHz.
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
  4. jackere macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2007
    many ppl asked that, the true is that is it worth 250 bucks? hell no. Should you buy it? definitely yes! CPU is not like like RAM which you can be upgraded later if necessary. It is fixed on the chip so that you may not be able to upgrade it at a late time. So in my opinion you should get what's the latest for CPU.
  5. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    I think $250 towards the next computer makes more sense than a 400mz increase in the current comp.
  6. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    If you run some insane renders that take days or constant CPU crunching, the difference is probably noticable - 2.6 would probably finish a couple of minutes earlier than 2.4.

    In other words, its useless.
  7. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    You must be one of the first users I have ever known to actually consider upgrading the cpu on your laptop when it's showing old age.

    This is horrible advice. If you won't notice any difference since Ghz is the least spec to provide more efficiency to a CPU these days and you also claim it is not worth it, your advice simply makes no sense.
  8. booksacool1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2004
    Is the 2.6 worth it? NO.
    Will people still buy it? Probably.
    Honestly I didn't even want the 2.4ghz (intel overcharges on the higher spec cpu's). But that was the only way to get a semi decent amount of vram.

    Considering that the 2.4ghz seems to be on a very fine margin, I'd hate to see what the 2.6 does to temperatures.

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