Why I love my 17" MBP.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Doward, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Doward macrumors 6502a

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    I crashed out last night, leaving a *very* large Optical Flow Analysis running on FCPX for a video I'm doing. It's not unusual for some of these videos I do to run for a few hours.

    Well, I just got up shortly ago, thinking it would be done - it's not, yet. Been churning for ~6 hours. (it's 77% complete now).

    Fans are turning 5500 rpm, temp is 176F, she's been running all out overnight.

    Out of curiosity, I pull up Intel's Power Gadget, and here's what my 17" MBP has been running at all night, evidently.

    It's too bad that FCPX's optical analysis doesn't load more than 2 cores, though :(
     

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  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I'm not sure you explained why you love your 17" MacBook Pro; as far as I can tell it didn't complete the job that you hope was finished after you crashed out. Also a lot of jobs take 4-days or so. So you would benefit from a faster computer with turbo modes.

    Or are you saying you left it unplugged all night? Because I don't think that's possible since my 17" couldn't run something like that all night without burning out a few hours in.
     
  3. Doward thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, just saying that I love that the 2.5Ghz runs 3.33Ghz with no issue, no thermal throttling.

    Considering FCPX isn't getting over 200% CPU usage, I don't feel this would be any faster even on a 12 core Mac Pro, considering the extra cores are unused.

    Hope Apple fixes that - even my Quad Core should be churning through this faster (2 unused cores)
     
  4. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    Hmm. So what you are saying is that you love the speed of your 17" yet a 13" rMBP with two cores will run just as fast with no throttling. OK. :confused:
     
  5. Doward thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, I'm saying I have a 2.5Ghz running @ 3.3ghz monster 17" with no thermal throttling, even when leaving it running overnight.

    Do find it interesting that even plugged in, I lost 10% juice overnight. Leads me to think that maybe 85 watt PSUs aren't up to snuff, Apple ;)
     
  6. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure yet.. why do you love your 17?

    or am i simply too tired to sense the sarkasm?
     
  7. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    But you still haven't exactly explained why you love the 17-inch. I thought there was actually going to be something different that was special to it, but you could have just said you love your MBP.
     

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