Retina 15 Early 2013 or Late 2013 ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by soamz, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. soamz macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Orissa, India
    Im in a dilemma whether to go for Retina 15 Early 2013 or Late 2013 ?

    Early 2013 one has dedicated Nvidia 650M, while the Late 2013 has Intel Iris Graphics.
    Im not sure, which is best and which is effective.

    I mostly do short fullHD movies on Premiere Pro and work with after effects or photoshop. Thats all.

    Let me know, what would you suggest.
  2. v654321 macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2011
    Vilvoorde, Belgium
    Either will be perfectly fine for your needs.

    If you can get similar configs, always take the cheaper option.
  3. tmoerel macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    Late 2013 has Nvidia 750m which is slightly faster.

    Most important for video editing is the speed of your SSD. And on the late 2013, especially on the 1TB version, that is massively faster. Just make sure to get one of the higher end ones!
  4. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Orissa, India
    I'm looking at 512GB SSD option only .
    And the early 2013 one has 2.7Ghz i7 and late 2013 has 2.3Ghz i7.
    That's the main point where I'm confused which is a wise buy.
    (Not considering the custom 2.6Ghz as it's way too costly).

    Need something to justify the price or compare with the early 2013 2.7Ghz edition
  5. yliu macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2009
    I think that the 2.3 Ghz Haswell should perform very similarly to the 2.7GHz Ivy Bridge.
  6. john123 macrumors 68020


    Jul 20, 2001
    Theoretical throughput is a best-case scenario. The new drives really excel on large block sequential reads. Practically speaking, this isn't gong to be a gigantic deal for video editing. Of note, the new drives don't exactly rock at random reads or writes, especially with smaller blocks.


    Yes, they are extremely comparable. The 2.3 Haswell is slightly faster.

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