Performance Difference 2015 vs. 2016 15" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by anom, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. anom macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2012
    If I don't care about the Touch Bar, how big of a performance difference am I looking at between the base 2016 15" MBP and the 2015 15" MBP with 16GB of RAM and 2.2 GHz i7 (MJLQ2LL/A)?

    I'm a front-end web developer (Photoshop / Illustrator work as well) and have gotten really used to developing on a Mac with Sass/Grunt/Sublime and don't want to switch to Windows, but is the $2,400 price worth it over last years' model for what I need? I definitely want a 15" for working remotely, otherwise I'd probably look at the 2015 13".

    I think the 2015 will be available for anywhere from $600 - $800 cheaper as they start going on sale.
  2. SJTrance macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    It's going to be exactly 23.67% faster. Just kidding man. Just wait patiently until it gets in people's hands and you'll know as people post certain graphical and geekbench tests. We all know about as much as you do.
  3. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2008
    if it's a $600-800 difference, I'd get the 2015 and pocket the money to help upgrade to the high end model in 2018, when Coffee Lake comes out. Coffee Lake should feature 6 core 45W processors, which is when you'd have a serious CPU performance upgrade.

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