Processor speed choice on new MBP's

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dapork, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. dapork macrumors regular

    dapork

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    I was just wondering when the GHz difference would come into play, and whether it's worth paying for more. Both of these options give you the choice of upgrading to 2.9. I'm leaning toward the cheaper 2.6GHz and just upgrading the graphics to 460 and the SSD to 512GB for a total of 3.477,25. I use Logic Pro and do some light gaming. Would the processor speed matter for games?

    15-ιντσών - 256GB
    2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    Intel HD Graphics 530, Radeon Pro 450 με 2GB GDDR5 μνήμη και αυτόματη εναλλαγη γραφικών.
    16GB στα 2133 ΜΗz LPDDR3
    256GB PCIe-based SSD

    2949€

    VS

    15-ιντσών - 512GB
    2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    Intel HD Graphics 530, Radeon Pro 455 με 2GB GDDR5 μνήμη και αυτόματη εναλλαγη γραφικών.
    16GB στα 2133 ΜΗz LPDDR3
    512GB PCIe-based SSD

    3449€
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    If you are interesting in doing some occasional gaming, definitely get the Pro 460. The CPU doesn't really matter.
     
  3. deany macrumors 68030

    deany

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    If OP had put 8GB of RAM would you say "go for 16GB, as you cant add RAM later"?
     
  4. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    Don't decide specs based on what you need today.
    Decide specs based on how long you want the computer to last.
     
  5. dapork thread starter macrumors regular

    dapork

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    I want it to last as long as possible. Especially considering these things have all USB-C ports and I'm not a hardcore gamer. If it stays in good condition for a long time it should definitely last me. I've been working with Logic on a 2009 Macbook with a 2,26GHz processor. Given this would the processor choice make much of a difference in years to come? What does the processor speed relate to specifically in terms of applications and tasks?
     

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