Which MBP is better for me the 2.6 or 2.8 model???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SunDevil4Life, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. SunDevil4Life macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to decide between the 2.6 and 2.8 models. There is only a 250 dollar difference. I would mainly be using it for college and playing games. I would like to play Sims 3, Assassins Creed 2(when it comes out), and COD. So which one fits me best.


    thanks in advance
     
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Both have the same video card and ram, so the only differences are 200 mhz in the processors and a slightly bigger hd in the higher model. I doubt you'd tell a difference between the two.
     
  3. entergreenland macrumors newbie

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    I think you should buy the best one you can afford as with the new, more demanding, games you will need all the processor speed you can get.
     
  4. daneoni macrumors G4

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    THe question is 6mb L2 cache vs 2 and 256mb VRAM vs 512mb
     
  5. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Okay, I looked on macworld's benchmarks of the new systems. The 2.66 has a quake 4 frame rate of 69.9 and the 2.8 has a frame rate of 77.1.
     

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