RMBP AutoCAD 2.6 vs 2.7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mstgkillr, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. mstgkillr macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2012
    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

    Feb 11, 2012
    Anyone? With 411 views, someone has to know!

  3. MEGADETH1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2011
    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


    May 9, 2008
    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


    Feb 19, 2005
    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
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2012

    G15 macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2011
    Weimar, Germany
    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!
  7. mstgkillr thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2012
  8. vito macrumors 6502a

    Apr 4, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    I went with the 2.3, maybe should have opted for the 2.6 hmmm
  9. auhlixer macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    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


    May 9, 2008
    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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