new intel chip question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by steamboat26, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

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    I got a Mac mini duo core a couple months ago, and didn't learn until now that intel was coming out with new chips later this year. My question is, how much faster are the chips going to be (compared to my 1.66 Ghz duo core)?

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  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I think they'll be about 20% faster (with the same power consumption).
     
  3. steamboat26 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    and they will be the same price?
     
  4. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Lower, actually.:D
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I'm sure it will be close to the same price.
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Intel is always coming out with newer and/or faster chips, after 25+ years you think people would have figure that out by now. :(
     
  7. Josias macrumors 68000

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    Yonah (Core Duo). 1.66 GHz - 2.33 GHz.
    Merom (Core 2 Duo). Don't know the clock speeds, but I think they start at 1.83 GHz. The Merom will be 20% faster at equal clockingspeeds, be cheaper in price, and possibly consume less power.

    BTW, there will be no Core 2 Solo.:p
     
  8. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I'm sure it is going to be better faster and cheaper. That is what always happens, but sometimes you just have to draw the line and buy something and be happy with it, because it will always get better.
     

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