New Mac consult

Ignacio_6

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Aug 21, 2016
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Hello. I was in need Of a New computer (mine was stolen, macBook Pro 15, 2013, 8Gb Ram and 2.7Ghz), and I aim for a Mac. I would normally wait for the updates but since there is quite a lot of uncertainty, I can't at the moment. Therefore, I was wondering which is the best Mac to own at the moment, mainly comparing the topped up 13 rmbp (512ssd, 16GB Ram and 3.1 dual core i7) against the 15 rmbp (512ssd, 16GB Ram and 2.5GhZ quad core i7).

Of course the 15 would blow away the 13 under these circumstances. My main issue is that the 15 is running Haswell while the 13 has Broadwell, therefore I wanted to know tangibly how much "behind" would I be if I aimed for the 15, performance and durability wise, against the 13 and other direct equivalents (XPS 15, for instance).

Main uses are Logic Pro X, Ablteon Live 9, Traktor Scratch Pro and then mainly leisure use.
 

BadAsAl

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Check the processor from each model on Passmark.com to get a numerical score to use in comparison of their power.

Your old MacBook Pro had the i7-3740QM which gets a score of 8378
The 2015 13" 3.1 has an i7-5557u which gets a score of 4900
The 2015 15" 2.5 has an i7-4870HQ which gets a score of 9360

With the SSD and 16GB of RAM being equal, you are looking at +-90% performance gain with the 15" processor. Whether this affects real life performance just comes down to how hard you work the machine. But for me, I find it a quick and easy way to determine if that gain is worth the extra money.
 

BadAsAl

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Check the processor from each model on Passmark.com to get a numerical score to use in comparison of their power.

Your old MacBook Pro had the i7-3740QM which gets a score of 8378
The 2015 13" 3.1 has an i7-5557u which gets a score of 4900
The 2015 15" 2.5 has an i7-4870HQ which gets a score of 9360

With the SSD and 16GB of RAM being equal, you are looking at +-90% performance gain with the 15" processor. Whether this affects real life performance just comes down to how hard you work the machine. But for me, I find it a quick and easy way to determine if that gain is worth the extra money.
 

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