MBP 2018 15 inch bass model ugraded 512gb ssd VS MBP 2018 15 inch high grade model

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  1. qkrgusdb33 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought MBP 2018 15 inch bass model with ugraded 512gb ssd

    and I'm thinking I should've just got the high grade model,the one with 2.6ghz and radeon 560x


    What I do is make music with logic pro x or maybe ableton

    and I'm thinking of learning to make animations


    I don't know much about computers so here's my question.

    So what difference will this two make?

    1. 2.6 ghz

    like no lags..or more faster ?..

    what difference will this do ?


    2. Radeon 560X

    does 560X looks better ? better graphic ?

    what does this do ?



    but I also heard the 2.6 ghz model with radeon 560x runs hotter..so it's kind of dangerous ?..
     
  2. Naimfan Suspended

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    Keep what you have. The differences in throughput are infinitesimal.
     
  3. qkrgusdb33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your quick reply !

    but what about the graphics ?
     
  4. Naimfan Suspended

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    You’ll never notice the the difference in GPU.
     
  5. qkrgusdb33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But if we are not able to notice any difference in both 2.6ghz and 560X

    why do people pay extra for it ?
     
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    Marketing and an ignorance of what people actually need. Apple makes it as hard as possible to get a solution that actually "just works" for people without getting them to spend a lot of unnecessary money.
     
  7. qkrgusdb33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will my specs be no problem for my needs ?
     
  8. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    Where you need real time processing you will benefit from a faster CPU. Heavy mutlitracking in Ablteon will benefit from more memory and stronger CPU.

    For animations, they will process faster. Does it matter? If you have to create animations to meet deadlines then it may make real sense to be able to do that as quickly as possible. But if you’re just learning and there is no real time constraint then it doesn’t matter whether you spend 2 hours processing or 2.5 hours. But again, if you need to process and get uploaded to YouTube or something in a timely fashion, then speed matters for sure.
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    No they don’t. Just like any other computer manufacturer the offer multiple tiers of product. Apple is not unique in this regard.
     
  9. qkrgusdb33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In both case you mention,
    Ableton and animation.
    will the speed difference be a lot ?
     
  10. evec macrumors regular

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    that much easy to get discount from retailer for "512GB high config" compare as purchase from apple store upgrade config with no discount.
    As i only paid additional $30 USD by purchased 512GB retailer model compare as upgrade 512GB from base model @Apple online store.
     
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  13. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    Apologies. You’re not going to see a comment like “Hey qkrgudsb33, you should expect a 7 minute reduction in processing” because there are a near infinite number of variables. So unfortunately you’ll need to dig through the benchmarks a little. :)

    Here’s a better link though.
    https://barefeats.com/macbook_pro_2018_i9_vs_i7.html

    Notice in Blender the 2.6 and 2.9 are the same. In After Effects the 2.9 is 11% faster.

    Though the clock speed is faster and in sprints the 2.9 will be faster, in marathons, due to thermal throttling, the gap narrows.

    So depending on your workflow it might be 0% to 10% faster on sustained tasks. While on short quick jobs it might be 10% to 15% faster. Very roughly.

    So if it’s a matter of a video taking 9 minutes vs 10 minutes to process, is that worthwhile? Or maybe RAW batch job is 30 minutes vs 38 minutes. Or maybe another task is 45 minutes vs 54 minutes. Or maybe it’s 45 minutes vs 46 minutes. But you won’t see 30 minutes vs 60 minutes.

    It’s faster, and if minutes mean dollars that might be worthwhile. Otherwise, IMO, probably not.
     
  14. qkrgusdb33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your answer !

    It really helped me a lot..

    Since I'm not really good on computer I can't quite estimate how much difference those numbers on benchmarks bring

    but I don't think "faster means more dollers" for me. Also I don't have any deadline

    I was just worried that my 2.2 ghz , Radeon 555X might be lagging and really slow compared to 2.6 ghz , Radeon 560X
     
  15. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    The 2.2 is a great buy in my humble opinion. Good luck
     
  16. mouthster macrumors regular

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    You definitely want the "bass" model.
     
  17. IngerMan macrumors 65816

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    2nd choice would be the “trout” model
     
  18. qkrgusdb33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for you nice answers !
    It really helped me a lot !
    Just got my Macbook today and I'm thinking of just keeping it !
    Thanks !
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    What do you mean by that ?
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    What do you mean by that ?
     
  19. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    It’s a joke.

    Lowest model = base model.
    Bass is an audio term (treble, bass) and a fishing term (bass, trout).

    Additionally, though not sure if it’s in context here, Ace Frehley from KISS made a bass guitar bass fish trout fish joke during his legendary interview in the 70s.
     

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