Now I understand "update envy". Well played Apple, well played.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Meever, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Meever macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    I have a topped off late 2010 15" right now. I figured I'd get Apple care and I will be using this guy for 3 years then upgrade. But man Apple does one hell of a job temping you XD

    quad core and double the GPU performance?! DAMNIT! I game and I do a lot of video encoding so I know I would benefit greatly from the update but I'm not trying my best to wait for another year XD

    When it comes to encoding how big is the performance increase (in real world situation) are we talking a minute here and a minute there or like half the time?
  2. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    The 1 Barefeats test I read, a HD video encode they used for testing took 134 seconds on the old 2.66 2010 15", and 72 seconds on the new 2.3 2011 15".

    So based on this, nearly half the time.
  3. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2010
    A store broke my 2010 MBP, so I had the awful experience of having to get a new one :p
  4. Meever thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    ouch! this is making my decision even harder XD

    But then the next revision will be twice as fast as that and so on and so forth.... hmmm.... that would save a lot of time on my encoding though.
  5. Satori macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2006
    It's always the way unless you can afford to upgrade each year
  6. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Next revision is a die shrink and DX11 support on the iGP as well as USB 3. I'm not sure the speed difference will be as great as Sandy Bridge vs Arrandale. That said there's also likely gonna be a hardware redesign from Apple in the next update.
  7. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    Video encoding is pretty dramatic, thanks to the extra cores. I ended up selling and buying, no regrets! I resell a lot though so it's never a big deal to me.
  8. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    They added cores for this revision, but next won't do that. It'll be back to incremental improvements.
  9. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2011
    I was in the same boat. Purchased a 2010 model and figured it'll stay with me for 3-4 years (like my 13" 08 unibody model), but when the 2011 models came out I bought one. Then sold my 2010 :)

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