What's the difference in the real world

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by woodbine, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. woodbine macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2010
    Bath, UK
    The MBP 2012 has a CPU speed of 2.6ghz with turbo to 3.6, the current iMac has a CPU with 3.1ghz and turbo to 3.8.

    So if I am using an app like Compressor, which uses all cores, I don't think I will see a huge performance difference between MBP and iMac. Since both will be pushing the CPU to turbo and the clock difference is only .2ghz.

    Or am I wrong in my calculations.

    Why ask? Well I'm fed up waiting for the iMac refresh and the MBP is whole lot easier to upgrade with SSD and data-doubler in the optical. This giving me something pretty close to an iMac. I do have a 23"ACD as well.
  2. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    You are correct. I have an 8 core 2.8ghz Mac pro and render time is nearly identical.

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