MBPtb 2.6Ghz vs. 2.7Ghz.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Essaux, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Essaux macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2014
    South of the Border, West of the Sun
    I apologise if such a thread like this already exists, but I wasn't able to find this exact question. If it's been answered please feel free to lock this thread.

    In any case, I am about to purchase a new MBP. And my decision is between a customised MBPtb 15" base model, but with 460 Radeon and 512GB SSD or the top model.

    The only difference I can make is that the base model is 2.6GHZ and the totl is 2,7GHZ. The price difference is now 140 euros.

    Is it worth the 140 euros to spend on an improvement of 0,1ghz?
  2. keysofanxiety, Mar 16, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017

    keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    In a word: no.

    In a few words: It's not the same CPU clocked slightly higher. They are different CPUs and there is a performance jump between the two.

    The 2.6GHz one is: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-6700HQ+@+2.60GHz&id=2586

    The 2.7GHz one is: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-6820HQ+@+2.70GHz&id=2659

    However the performance jump isn't significant enough that you'd be noticing a visible difference with real-world usage. A few seconds quicker when rendering or when it's really under stress. But if you're hitting the CPU bottleneck with your usage, the jump to the 2.7 won't help.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You'll not notice any real world difference between the two machines. Save your money.
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Save the money.
    You're gonna need it for the dongles! :)

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