Speed question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JakeJLF, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. JakeJLF macrumors member


    Nov 1, 2014
    How much of a speed increase would I get in iMovie if I upgraded from a iMac 21.5 2010 base model to a 13' rMBP with i5 and 8GB RAM?
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    In general usage, a lot. Because the rMBP has an SSD.

    iMovie, quite a noticeable increase, because of Intel QuickSync in Haswell.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    The first scores 6356 on geekbench, the second scores 8626, a roughly 35% increase in raw processing power.

    You'd see that difference in CPU heavy tasks such as video and photo rendering, finite element analysis and working with very large datasets.
  4. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    If you just want a simple speed upgrade, I would install an SSD in your iMac. Guarantee the difference will be more than satisfactory.

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