Retina MAcBook PRo - 2.7ghz vs 2.8ghz? 6mb cashe vs 8mb?

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  1. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    so pretty basic question, do you guys think for the average consumer, would they notice or be worht investing in the .1ghz bump and the 6mb vs 8mb cache or is the 2.7ghz already overkill?

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  2. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816

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    no, by average do you mean microsoft office,safari, couple of games,itunes,mail then no

    but if you're programming, heavy photo editing, fcpx or something that requires power. You would notice just a bit of speed increase
     
  3. leman macrumors 604

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    For average user (this includes software development btw.), there is no real reason to go beyond the CPU in the base model.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The average consumer probably won't know the diifference between a dual core with hyperthreading and a true quad core, let alone different cache levels.
     
  5. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    its not that big of a difference really, might as well invest in RAM or SSD.
     
  6. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Well to be dead straight, if you need to ask you likely don't need it. The base 2.4 is in general more than adequate for the vast majority of users. The actual increase in performance for the 2.8 is marginal unless you have software that can access the additional L3 cache. The days of a CPU`s frequency being the sole descriptor of performance have long gone.
     
  7. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    What is the specific Intel processor used on the 2012 edition of the 2.7 rMBP (8mb cache version). Would that be the i-7 3820QM processor?
     

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