Worth the Upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jimmy Guphanti, May 30, 2015.

  1. Jimmy Guphanti macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I just bought the new 15" top of the line retina macbook pro, and I upgraded the SSD to 1TB, but did not completely max it out and go for the 2.8 GHz over the 2.5 GHz. I have been using it for a couple of days, and am largely satisfied with it, but there is that part of me that thinks it would be just a little faster with the 2.8. I do a lot of work with Final Cut Pro and Photoshop rendering videos and such. Say I'm exporting a video that right now took 2.5 minutes to render. What would the difference be with the 2.8 GHz upgrade? Is it worth returning and going for it or should I save $180?
     
  2. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    I would get it lol. Realistically its not going to be a huge jump. But when you've paid that much for the computer, what's another 180.. Personally I would get it.
     
  3. newellj macrumors 601

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    You're right, but the key words are "just a little." ;) At best, 10%, probably not enough to notice, really...don't worry, be happy - you have a powerhouse, enjoy it and don't fret. :)
     
  4. Jimmy Guphanti thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I kind of agree. Plus returning it would mean driving an hour north and back and again to pick up the new one to save sales tax.
     
  5. mcarling macrumors 65816

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    I bought the 2.8GHz version without the discrete GPU for $2299 and I'm happy with my choice.
     
  6. Ovedius macrumors 6502

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    I'd say relax.
    I'm currently waiting for the same machine you have.

    Looking at the benchmarks from CPU Boss:
    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-4870HQ-vs-Intel-Core-i7-4770HQ
    You're seeing a tiny performance difference far below 10% between the 4770 and the 4870.

    I have no regrets about saving a couple of bucks on the CPU.
    The way I see it, the money I saved there can go to a really nice leather briefcase from Saddleback ;)
    That's how saving works, right? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    Its totally up to you, but the "what if" would eat me alive lol. plus I know people are saying its only 10%, but when its already a powerhouse, +10% of that power house is seems big enough for me. I may be the worst person to be saying this though... I had super OCD with electronic purchases... I stated wanting to buy a $650 use MBA and I bought the maxed out 15in pro.... :/
     

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