What is the difference of 2.2Ghz and 2.3Ghz

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sugarboylovemac, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. sugarboylovemac macrumors member


    Mar 12, 2011
    I am planning to buy a new MBP, I do a lot graphic works such as illustration and photoshop & web development such as flash and dreamweaver. I love to play FM2011. So I am planning to buy 15" anti-glare with upgrade resolution. I think I will updrade the RAM to 8GD later. But I want to know how is the big difference of 2.2GHz and 2.3 GHz ? How is the difference of the on-chip cache size increases from 6MB to 8MB.

    Do I need to updrade it to 2.3Ghz ?
  2. lesyork macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2011
  3. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    it is 0.1GHz x 4 and 2MB extra Cache. Basically you're looking at about 5-7% increase in processing power which translates to finishing tasks in about 1-3 seconds less. I think.
  4. LunaC macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2011
    With current apps, very little difference but you never know what app in the future you use that will take advantage of that extra 2mb of L3 cache.. In the past I've seen massive differences with minor cache increases, so basically the increase is a bet on the future.

    However, running a VM while actively using MacOS apps might currently take advantage of this difference.

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