Worth the price for the upgrade of 2.5 to 2.8 GHz on the rMBP 2014?

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  1. Hiramlv macrumors newbie

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    Is worth or just throwing money to the trash.

    Thanks
     
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  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Depends on what you plan to do with it and how long you plan to keep it.
     
  4. Hiramlv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Web design, coding, some gaming of course, no bootcamp
    As much as is possible, my last notebook is 5 years old.
     
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    Gaming is unspecific and macbooks are bad for gaming. Bootcamp is not an app.
    Despite lack of info I am just gonna guess that the cpu upgrade would be a waste of $$$.
     
  6. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Gaming uses the GPU, not CPU, and coding/web design does not take a powerful CPU (unless you plan to compile large projects) so I think you'll be fine with the 2.6.
     
  7. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It's throwing money to the trash if you don't render 4K videos for several days straight.

    Stick with the 2.5GHz variant.
     
  8. nerowolfe macrumors member

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    Not to mention the cpu running hotting and potentially throttling more frequently than a normally slower but cooler variant.
     

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