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MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch i7 2.5 or 2.8 for music production? DAW Software
Old 28th May 2015
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MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch i7 2.5 or 2.8 for music production?


If you don't take account of the extra 500GB on the SSD, is there any noticeable difference in Big (VST and audio) sessions between the 2.5 and 2.8 i7 processors?

Also is there a difference in low buffer latencies tolerance ( My card is Metric Halo ULN-2) between these 2 processors?

I see the benchmark on the 2.8 MBPr is pretty close to my Westmere 8 core 2.4 MacPro.

In music production will the laptop be kind of close in performance to my 5 year old Mac Pro?

Using Cubase 8 and Ableton 9 on 10.9.5



Last edited by Krubbadoo; 28th May 2015 at 11:16 PM..
Old 18th June 2015
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Old 2nd September 2015
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Aight imma bump this one up again. Would like to hear some feedback on this as well.
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