How does a 1.6 C2D compare to a 2.0 CD ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by BryanLyle, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2005
    I've tried to find some old benchmarks for the original Macbook (2.0 CD) and compare them to the MBA 1.6 C2D, but I haven't had any luck (yet). Any idea how these 2 processors stack up against each other?

    Does the fact that the MBA is a Core 2 Duo chip help it's processing power vs. a Core Duo chip that has a higher clock speed?
  2. macrumors regular


    Aug 27, 2006
    Minneapolis, USA
    i have a 2.16 core duo mac book pro, and my results on xbench for the processor were slower than the 1.6 / 1.8 c2d on the mac book air
  3. 7on
    macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
  4. macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    I can´t provide you with any benchmarks,but since I am owner of both models (MBA 1.6/80 and MB CD 2GHZ) I have a side by side experience:
    The MBA feels a bit slower than my black MB.The animation in the dock e.g. is not as smooth as most coregraphic effects in the finder compared to the MB.
    I´ve done some iPhoto testing as well: The very same picture (2.6MB size) is noticable slower when being sharpend.But over all the MBA doesn`t feel sluggish at all.It just depends on what you´re doing with it,as it is mentioned a hundred times before in forums.I love the design,the lightweight,the thinness,the so much better screen,the backlit keyboard etc.
    I will defenately sell my "old" MB and be a happy camper!
    Greetings from Germany,
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2005
    Thanks for the feedback on this. 90% of the time will be email, surfing, etc. So I don't think there will be a huge difference for what I am going to be doing with it.

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