Is a i7 upgrade on a mid-2014 15" MBP for a developer worth it?

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I know this is a topic people have brought up before. I'm bringing it up again because I'm specifying exactly what I do with my machine. I hope that's ok!

I've decided to upgrade to a new machine. I'm planning on going with the 15" 2.5GHz MBP with retina display. I was wondering if anyone thinks $200 for the 2.8GHz is worth it for me. I don't do video or any long-running CPU-intensive activities, but I do develop software. Compiling code will crunch the CPU, but I'm honestly not sure the upgrade is worth it. Currently, I'm writing mobile apps, and compile times aren't all that long. One of my apps is quite large. I've been working on it for ~5 years. Compile-to-emulator times can be about 20 seconds on my 2.2GHz i7 15" MBP (late 2011). I expect that to be a bit better with the new machine. Adding an extra 300 MHz of processing power to the 2.5GHz Haswell probably won't justify $200.

What do you all think?

I've been reading rumors about the upcoming 2015 15" MBP. It sounds like the only thing that really interests me is the supposed increase in read times of the new SSDs. As a developer, I think my needs are more RAM and CPU-centric though. My current machine has a 5400 RPM traditional hard drive, so I should be plenty happy with the speed of the mid-2014 MBP SSDs. Thoughts are still appreciated though.
 

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The cpu upgrade probably isn't worth it...only about a 5% CPU performance increase. Could always be a positive though when it comes to resale.

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Geekbench advises the differences between the 2.5GHz and the 2.8GHz is roughly a score of 13,000 to 14,000 respectively so agree with Nick only a marginal increase. Just ensure you order the 1TB flash storage.
 

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