So, how much faster is 2.8Ghz compared to 2.53Ghz?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dias, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Dias macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2007
    Hi guys

    I do some pretty heavy tasks like renderings, and I'm seriously considering buying MacBookPro with top 2.8Ghz CPU, but I'd like to know how much faster it actually is. Any idea? This CPU was around for a bit, maybe some of you had some direct experience. :)
  2. TheCakeIsALie macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2008
    Have a look here. The 2.8 Ghz model is the T9600 and the 2.53 Ghz model is the P9500.

    In general, the 2.8 Ghz CPU is slightly faster than the 2.53 Ghz (but to me personally the gain is way to small for the extra price you way). If you are doing heavy rendering, I'd say that the GPU may be the bottleneck here. I mean the 9600M GT isn't THAT strong (by THAT I mean things like 9700M GT and 9800M GT) when considered together with the CPU.
  3. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    2.8 isn't worth it. There is really going to be no program you'll run that will make a significant difference in performance.

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