RMBP config doubt

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  1. macran macrumors member

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    How significantly does the performance varies between the configurations listed below.
    2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
    16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    512GB Flash Storage
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    2.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
    16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    512GB Flash Storage
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    .3 GHz
    I suspect you know the answer to this, but I will tell you little to none.
     
  3. B... macrumors 68000

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    Not at all if you do not do things which take advantage of the clock speed. Internet browsing with Pages open? No difference. HD video editing while running Handbrake? Noticeable, although not huge.

    Keep in mind the 2.7 will get slightly hotter:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1564161

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    2 MB more cache more as well. 4 MB to 6.
     
  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    True, since the OP did not mention it, neither did I :)
    Bottom line is both are pretty close in specs. I doubt the average user will see a difference.
     
  5. i make movies macrumors regular

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    The cache increase will have a slight increase of performance and stability...much in the same way an increase in RAM does.
     
  6. atMac macrumors 6502

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    VERY small. Unless you are rendering out large 3D or video, or crunching numbers all say long you will probably never notice the difference. Even if you are it will not be a big one.
     
  7. macran thread starter macrumors member

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    I use only VM's but no photo editing and stuff.Do you think that should 2.4 should be good enough?
     
  8. B... macrumors 68000

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    Definitely should be enough. And very fast too.
     

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