Power of 2011 MBP compared to 2015 MBP

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  1. dmpnyc macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a 2011 17" MBP with the 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor. Looking to see if there is a difference in power for data crunching if I were to move to the top of the line 2015 15" MBP. I run VMware and was wondering if it's worth the cost.

    Thanks!
    Danny
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Yes the 2015 model will be faster. I don't know if that's worth $2500+ to you.

    The other option would be to upgrade to a SSD and increase RAM in your current computer(if needed).
     
  3. dmpnyc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply T5BRICK. I have updated to a 1TB SSD and maxed out my ram to 16GB. At this point I'm curious about how much of a difference the new Apple processor offers is compared to the top of the line 4 years ago.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    According to geekbench your 2.2GHz i7 scores 9415, while the 2.8GHz i7 in the current model scores 14631.

    The GPU, SSD and RAM will also be faster.
     
  5. dmpnyc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the geekbench score T5BRICK! I just downloaded the geekbench app and got the following results: SingleCore-2102 and MultiCore-5493. So compared to the current I7-14631, looks like I may get 3x the performance?!!!
     
  6. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    The i7 in the 2011 Macbook pro routinely benchmarked in the 10500 range, for starters. Second, most of the performance gains will be seen from the vasty superior disk I/O speeds in the new machine, not the processor.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It looks like you ran the 32 bit version of the test, I was pulling information from the 64 bit multicore test results.

    https://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks

    You'll see an increase, but it's not going to be 3x. Keep in mind that a benchmark isn't going to reflect actual usage, it's just an sample of the difference in a specific situation.
     
  8. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Here are some comparisons:
    http://cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=883&cmp[]=2327
    and
    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/4138677?baseline=3929874

    Result (Geekbench, 64-Bit, multicore): The Mid-2015 i7 @ 2.8 GHz is ≈ 50 % faster than the Early-2011 i7 @ 2.2 GHz MBP.
     

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