What Core 2 Duo will best predict MBA performance?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kashik, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    Anyone have an idea which one will best show the performance we can expect to get out of the MBA?

    I was guessing the E6300 but only because the clock speeds are similar. Is there anyone with a good deal of knowledge of intels chips that could provide any insight?
  2. macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    The chip in the 1.83ghz rev.b. Macbook (Nov. 2006)--a computer Apple made over a year ago--would come closest to the MBA.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    Since the Macbook Air is running a Merom, this newer proc should be even faster. Anyone able to estimate the % gain it may have over the revB Macbook posted above?
  4. macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    I would agree with that, but add teh following caveats

    The MBA's CPU will no doubt run cooler (if in the same situation, so if you had it in the same MacBook for example, it would run cooler)
    The MBA's CPU is 64bit
    The MBA's CPU has a faster FSB
    The MBA's CPU probably consumes less power

    So, yes, the MacBook is from a year ago, but the technological improvements are still there.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    I think merom is seen to have about a 10% speed increase. Add in the FSB like TheStu said, and you will have a noticeable performance increase in the processor.

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