rMBPro 13 - cpu upgrade 2.4 to 2.6

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by majkom, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. majkom macrumors 65816

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    Hi, i have ordered rmbpro 13 yesterday - made cpu upgrade from2.4 to 2.6 - will it have any observable impact on mb performance?

    I did so as it was free for me thx to black friday and it made delivery faster..
     
  2. raptor402 macrumors 6502

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    That depends entirely on your usage. I went for 2.6GHz because of the 100MHz jump in the GPU clock.

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    Raptor
     
  3. majkom thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What that jump in gpu clock means in term of your usage? Thanks
     
  4. raptor402 macrumors 6502

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    Well, not much. But overall, the CPU will be a substantial jump from the 2.4GHz model. Don't regret your purchase. Congratulations!

    Regards
    Raptor
     
  5. majkom thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thx:) i do not regret, just a bit curious whether that small upgrade for free will be somehow visible;) btw, what resolution u use with rmbp?
     
  6. thekev macrumors 604

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    It's really pretty meaningless. It barely even shows up in benchmarks, which tend to be exaggerated compared to real use. If you're concerned about power, a 2012 15" refurbished model is still far more powerful than either if you can make use of that power. This is just a splitting hairs thing, and yet people still assume it will make a difference under certain workflows. If I put them side by side, I don't know that you would be able to tell which was which without a benchmarking tool or the use of "about this mac".
     
  7. majkom thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thx;) so i got worthless upgrade;) at least it speeds up delivery;)
     
  8. thekev macrumors 604

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    Ah if I recall correctly it's not a huge cost difference anyway. I wouldn't feel bad about it. It's just that if you really need cpu power, the best upgrades are typically those that take you from 2 cores to 4.
     
  9. jerrykur macrumors newbie

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    If only the 13 inch models came with quad core CPUs. Sigh.
     

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