Sandy Bridge : What's the big deal ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by matelot, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have come across many references to SB in this sub-forum,
    so what is the "big deal" about SB in the context of ultra-slim like the MBA ?:confused:
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

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    MagicBoy

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    #3
    There isn't really.

    SB is faster CPU than the Core 2, but the performance from the integrated graphics on the downclocked ULV CPU would likely be terrible compared to the 320M in the current machine.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Raw CPU power wise? One of the biggest leaps in chips probably.
    Graphic wise? Blame intel for this one.
     
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    Gemütlichkeit

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    #5
    1 CPU > 1 CPU + 1 GPU combo

    You get a ton of bang with little heat/power
     

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