Significant performance difference between 2.5 & 2.6 Penryn ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by preset, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. preset macrumors newbie

    preset

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    can anyone give me any idea whether I need to pay the extra "bucks" and go for the 15" 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or stick with the 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 15" base model.

    Its a £160 pound difference here in the UK.

    Would I see a significant performance difference?

    I'm gonna be using the MBP with a VJ application for live video projections.
     
  2. Hls811 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think you'd see any significant performance increases - depending on what you were doing, if it were very processor intensive you'd probably pick up a few seconds here and there but nothing I'd consider to be significant (or noticable in most cases).
     
  3. preset thread starter macrumors newbie

    preset

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    many thanks Hls811 for your comments,much appreciated :)
     
  4. wgilles macrumors 6502

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    I'm kinda surprised Apple didn't push for a bigger jump in the processor speeds, like 2.5 and 2.8 or something...
     
  5. ivicyrusivi macrumors newbie

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    i cant remember what site it was (ill try find it and post it up later) but the 2.6 benchmarks were showing similar if not slightly lower speeds then the 2.5 - very wierd if u ask me (they prolly botched up thier tests lol)

    but needless to say IMO the extra £160 isnt worth it, its mostly a brag factor! hence i went for the 2.5 :)
     
  6. preset thread starter macrumors newbie

    preset

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    so the info on the MBP order site:

    "To enjoy the greatest possible performance for processor-intensive tasks such as video rendering, gaming, and more, you can upgrade the processor in your MacBook Pro from the standard 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo to an even faster 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo."

    can be ignored..

    Thanks , I'll save my £160 and use it for an external HDD.:D
     

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