Why are there 2 processors? 2.6GHz Processor / 2.7GHz Processor MBP15"

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  1. lauramayer macrumors regular

    lauramayer

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    Hello,
    I have question. Stupid me, but maybe it is obvious for you guys.

    Why are there 2 processor versions, which are only 1 GHz different?
    2.6GHz Processor and 2.7GHz Processor in the MBP15"
    The difference is only $150, but why is there are an option?
    Apple is not know for his choices.

    Greeting,
    Laura
     
  2. cube macrumors G5

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    The higher model also has 2MiB more of L3 cache, which makes it faster.
     
  3. lauramayer thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. cube macrumors G5

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    It is memory that is inside the processor so that it can avoid accessing slow RAM for the most used data or code at a certain point in time.
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yes but just for the processor, it's just a slightly better processor you will notice little difference in most use cases

    Much more importantly the more expensive configuration also has twice as much hard drive space(solid state drive space) this is very important to save space the dive space is non removable and non-upgradeable so you cannot put more space in later if needed choose the amount of storage you think you will need over the life of the machine when you buy.
     
  6. lauramayer thread starter macrumors regular

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