Refurbished 15 inch vs haswell 15 inch

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mansali, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Mansali macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2013
    What major differences would there be between the base 15 model from February
    vs the new haswell base model in terms of performance. Overall performance I mean, I already know
    about the gaming performance. But I want to know what other major differences there would be.
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    CPU about 10% faster.

    Thunderbolt 2.

    Better batter life.

    I know you said you know it, but gaming is about the same on low to medium settings on newer games. On higher settings, the 650m is a lot faster.
  3. Mansali thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2013
    How bad do games look in low or medium? compared to high? to consoles?
  4. Mansali thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2013
    Anyone else :(

    I don't have much time and need to know how much of a difference the downgrade to an ivy bridge model would bring to regular performance (ie. watching high resolution videos etc)

    I will have tons of tabs open also.
  5. Tanmayg macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2013
    I was also in a similar situation and told by people that both of them are somewhat similar in performance and for what you intend to do it should absolutely make no difference.

    Now if you want a deeper insight then this video might be helpful

    Another thing, if you live in US you can get a great deal from bhphotovideo for a new ivy bridge mac.

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