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I just traded up (I thought)...my 13" MBP Retina for a new 15" MBP Retina. The 13" shows the processor was a 3GHz Intel Core i7. The 15" shows the processor is a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7. So, does that mean the new 15" is actually a slower machine? Both were pretty much top of the line at the time of purchase, so why is the new one showing a slower speed? The 13" was an early 2013...the 15" is a mid 2014 (hopefully that is the latest as I just bought it day before yesterday.
 

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Look up the benchmarks for both machines before you come to any conclusion.
 

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I was curious and looked it up. Short answer...the 2014 15" MBP is faster. And the 2014 15" has 4 cores...the 2013 13" has 2 cores.

Yes the 13" was top of the line for the 2013 models. The 15" is not top of the line for the 2014 models.

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15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
Yeah, like almost twice as fast in multi-threaded operations.
I don't believe we've been able to use the clock speed of a CPU to compare it's computational speed between chips since the days of the Pentium 4 and definitely not with any iSeries chips.

Anyone even slightly interested in speed comparisons between machines &/or trying to figure out which CPUs are better / cost efficient needs to learn how to look up these things for themselves.

Head over to everymac and pick out your Mac from the list. Gives you all the hardware specs of your machine and even has Geekbench test scores listed with the specs. It also gives you the specific model number of the CPU which you can use to head over to Passmark's benchmark charts to search for your CPU (&/or GPU) and even do comparison's.
 
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Honestly it depends..

What is your definition of slow...

I have noticed only that video encoding on most of the new model mac's takes longer because the gpu cannot handle the video incoming very well but honestly this is nothing new it always takes a long time to encode video on macintosh especially if your doing a huge hd or blu-ray burn.

So again whats you definition of slow o.s slow loading slow doing a task slow??
 

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