Looking to speed up encoding time: 4GB of ram or 2.4 ghz VS 2.2?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Knolly, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen benchmarks and whatnot, but am looking for a somewhat specific opinion from somewhat with some tech knowledge that is beyond mine...

    The main computing-intense thing I do on my computer is encoding video. Which of the following would yield better encoding times?

    2.0 Ghz Macbook + 4GB RAM
    2.4 Ghz Macbook

    I've seen that the the 2.0 Ghz encodes about 15% slower than the 2.4 Ghz, but would the RAM upgrade make up for that?
     
  2. macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    It's all about the megahertz.
     
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    mathcolo

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    Yep. OP: If you could even get a MacBook Pro then even better.:)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Meh, got a 2.2 MBP at the moment... Looking to trade down to something smaller since I don't need the graphics power.

    Plus my brother has one of the new 2.4 Ghz Macbooks and it completely outclasses mine in terms of encoding with its new shiny magics.
     

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