Core 2 Duo - MBP VS Desktops

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  1. jlin615 macrumors regular

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    I been curious, does the Core 2 Duo inside MBP have the same performance as the ones inside desktops? For example, 2.16Ghz Merom VS 2.16Ghz Conroe.
     
  2. MaaseyRacer macrumors regular

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    Probably similar speeds, however notebook hard drives are notoriously slower than desktop ones, as is notebook RAM. I have a feeling there are larger differences in speed due to those factors than the CPUs.
     
  3. jlin615 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Standard notebook hard drives and memory are behind what is currently standard for desktops. I'm was wondering about the comparison of the CPU 's itself, Core 2 Duo 2.16 Merom VS Core 2 Duo 2.16 Conroe.
     
  4. commander.data macrumors 6502a

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    In general Conroes are faster because they have a 1066MHz FSB while Meroms use a 667MHz FSB. Conroe's also clock higher. In the case of the 2.16GHz ones though, the performance is actually very similar because even though the 2.16GHz T7400 only has a 667MHz FSB it has a large 4MB cache that buffers that. The 2.13GHz E6400 only has a 2MB cache so the extra bandwidth from the 1066MHz FSB is important in keeping it fed.

    Here are actual benchmarks done with Merom using a desktop motherboard (mobile-derivative) so the setups are very similar.

    http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=c2dm&page=1
     

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