MacBook Pro 15 “(Mid 2015) VS MacBook Pro 15” (Early 2013)?


MacBook Pro 15 “(Mid 2015) VS MacBook Pro 15” (Early 2013)?

Good evening dear community,

can someone tell me about the processors etc. of the Retina MacBooks?

As an example: MBP Retina 15 “(Early 2013 / Model: ME665xx / A):

Intel HD Graphics 4000.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1 GB GDDR5 memory.

MBP Retina 15 “(Mid 2015 / Model: MJLQ2 ** / A)

I read in an article that the Iris graphics cards should be better. But almost nowhere is it stated which generation of the processor is installed. On the sheet, the Ealry 2013 looks almost better than the Mid 2015.

Would be very grateful for answers!

2 answers.

The early 2013 model used processors of the Ivy Bridge generation, the current mid 2015 model the Haswell generation.

The 2.7 GHz processor (i7-3740QM) was the middle configuration of the Early 2013 MBP and in terms of performance is minimally behind the 2.2 GHz i7 in the current basic configuration, the devices do not take much in this regard. The newer processor is, however, more economical. The RAM is identical (PC3-12800, i.e. 1600 MHz DDR3).

The difference in the speed of the flash memory is really extreme: With up to 2.5 GB / s, the PCI-E connected SSD of the Mid 2015 MBP is up to 5 times as fast as the SSD of the Early 2013 models connected via S-ATA . The Intel Iris Pro 5100 graphics of the current model is significantly more powerful than the old Intel HD 4000 in early 2013 MBP, and even as powerful as its dedicated Nvidia GT 650M.

Further advantages of the current Mid 2015 MBP are the significantly increased battery life, WLAN 802.11 ac, Thunderbolt 2, the ingenious Force Touch trackpad and support for external 4K monitors.

The only advantages for the early 2013 model are the larger (but much slower) flash memory and the dedicated graphics memory (1 GB) of the Nvidia GT 650M in this comparison. The current model is of course also available with 512 GB and even 1 TB Flash and a significantly more powerful dedicated graphics chip (2 GB graphics memory).

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