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Question: Is there much difference between i7 3.9 and 4.1?

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I am planning to buy a new MBP 15” and I was wondering is the extra money needed to upgrade it to the latest processor is worth it.

I need it for digital illustration, 3D modelling and rendering.

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CPUs are normally rated by their base speed, not Turbo Boost, so I think you're asking about going from a 2.9GHz to a 3.1. The following pics of GeekBench scores show that the difference between the two is negligible in Multi-Core performance, which is what your Mac will be using with the heavy tasks you're going to be running, so no, I would not spend the extra money on the 3.1GHz, unless you need to eek out every tiny bit of speed:


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Nov 16, 2017 9:22 PM in response to ZeroM. In response to ZeroM.

Hi,


CPUs are normally rated by their base speed, not Turbo Boost, so I think you're asking about going from a 2.9GHz to a 3.1. The following pics of GeekBench scores show that the difference between the two is negligible in Multi-Core performance, which is what your Mac will be using with the heavy tasks you're going to be running, so no, I would not spend the extra money on the 3.1GHz, unless you need to eek out every tiny bit of speed:


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