RMBP AutoCAD 2.6 vs 2.7

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  1. mstgkillr macrumors regular

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    I am a Civil Engineering student and will be using AutoCAD. I already have a RMBP 2.6GHz 512GB 16GB on order but now I am wondering if I should have went for the 2.7GHz processor.

    What do you think?
     
  2. mstgkillr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyone? With 411 views, someone has to know!

    Plllleeeeaaassseee!
     
  3. MEGADETH1 macrumors newbie

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    It really wont make a reasonable difference. Don't sweat it, keep the 2.6. You are a student, a lot of other students get by with lesser processors. The i7, is as good as it gets for a laptop and 0.1 GHz difference wont matter.
     
  4. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    There's already another thread on the same topic: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1383811

    To answer your question, no, you'll be fine with the 2.6GHz processor. You won't ever see a major difference in performance, other than getting a few extra points in a benchmark.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I think the answer still applies in the sense that your real-world realization of the bump in processor speed would be so minor that I would go for resolution, especially since the resolution would be great for ACAD.
     
  6. G15, Jun 19, 2012
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    G15 macrumors member

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    I also study civil engineering (Bauhaus Universität Weimar) we are using Revit (the 3D-Version from AutoCAD using BIM).
    I think as student you don't need the 2.6, 2.3 should be enough.
    Actually I use a 2.66GHz C2D 2009 MacBook Pro and it can handle Revit and AutoCAD very well. (a lot better than the PCs from the university)

    So when you have ordered a 2.6/16/512 - stick with that one, it will be great!
     
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  8. vito macrumors 6502a

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    I went with the 2.3, maybe should have opted for the 2.6 hmmm
     
  9. auhlixer macrumors regular

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    don't waste your $

    I would of got the 256/16 but if you need 512 and can afford it :D
     
  10. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    The main factor between going for the 2.3 vs the 2.6 would be the larger SSD- that's why there's such a huge price delta between the base and 'top' trim models. If you don't need the larger SSD, don't get the 2799 config solely for the slightly faster processor.
     

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