I have a 15" 2016 2.7GHz Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro. It has 16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 and a 1TB SSD. I'm considering upgrading to the latest MacBook Pro, which has:
2.6GHz 6‑core 9th‑gen Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz.
16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory.
1TB SSD storage.
What will be the difference in speed between the two MacBook Pros? They have almost identical clock frequency and both have Intel Core i7 processor.
I don't do any graphics processing, so I don't see that all of those Cores will be used. Is that wasted CPU resources?
My main activities are Web surfing (using Safari), periodic screen recording, and running a bunch of apps at once (I don't close app windows since it is quicker to flip between them). Some of the apps (with multiple windows opened) that I use and constantly have open include:
Safari (two windows with 10 tabs each)
Google Chrome (one window with 8-10 tabs)
Preview (about 5 windows)
Day One Classic
Wrike for Mac (project management)
My consideration for upgrading is that webpages can be fairly slow to load (no, it isn't the Internet connection), and I have about a 3-5 second delay sometimes when scrolling in Safari and Mail.