MacBook Pro 2.6GHz Performance

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    Category: Benchmarks
    Link: MacBook Pro 2.6GHz Performance
    Description:: Primate Labs takes a look at the performance of the new build-to-order MacBook Pro processor (the Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.6GHz) and determines whether or not it's worth the extra cash.

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    shadowfax

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    duh?
     
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    Manatee

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    Utterly predictable. I'm waiting for the next major update (not just speed bump) to upgrade from my first-gen MacBook Pro.
     
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    and I'm still holding my breath for a graphics driver update, to bring my sr mbp up to the standard it shouldve been at when i bought it.
     
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    justflie

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    Boy, would that be nice. Since I just started playing COD 4 in Windows, I've begun to "overclock" the GPU to its correct clock speeds. It is noticably underclocked by default (I can't remember the values off the top of my head) which is really lame. Heat nor stability is an issue when I clock it to the correct rates (per nvidia's specs), but obviously the fans do kick up a bit. But you can barely hear them while you're playing such a loud and fun game as COD 4! :cool:
     
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    montex

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    I'll second that! My new 17" MBP w/SantaRosa chip and 4GB RAM got spanked by my Mini C2Duo in xBench, with 106 to 120 rating. I was especially shocked that the Mini's graphic chip was twice as fast as those in the MBP. It might just be xBench has a problem with the graphics in the MBP, but to have it's ass handed to it by a Mini is just embarrassing.
     
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    Consultant

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    That's highly unlikely. Integrated graphics will not outperform the best mobile video card (when it was introduced). It is almost certain a software bug or there is an issue with your MBP.
     
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    Crappy drivers which I think every MBP SR has. It's friggin' ridiculous. If it's a software bug, I hope it's fixed soon, and if it's an isssue, I should be sending this back.
     
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    I wouldn't use Xbench to do any testing. It hasn't been updated to be up to par with the latest Macs. There's no way in hell a stand-alone video card is getting spanked by an integrated video card. Its the X-bench software thats the issue there. Try another benchmarking app....
     

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