what is merom?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Propeller, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Propeller macrumors newbie

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    Can some one fill me in, is this a new chip that's replacing the Intel already? I'm juggling between getting a powerbook or a dual core desktop. I'm using the box for motion graphics and editing. If anyone can fill me in on merom and if it's worth the wait then that would be great!
     
  2. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

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    it stands for Multifunction Encoding Rerouted Over Mercury
     
  3. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    Merom is intel's new chip for notebooks.

    Core Duo = "Yonah"
    Core 2 Duo = "Merom"

    Technicalities aside, just imagine Merom as being the same as the chips in the MBPs today, just about 10%-15% faster.
     
  4. Apple Corps macrumors 68020

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    Propeller - welcome - suggest you do a search - this topic has been beat to death in many many threads.

    To help you - Merom is Intel's next mobile cpu - replacing the current Yonah. Lots of debate as to how much real improvement will be seen.
     
  5. trapperjohn117 macrumors newbie

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    are both merom and yonah 64 bit? 32bit? merom 64, yonah 32? other way around?
     
  6. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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  7. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    That's not a statement with evidence you can make until merom is released into the notebooks
     
  8. HecubusPro macrumors 6502a

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    It slightly owns yonah...
    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=288

    But the difference isn't enough for those who have core duo systems to upgrade to core 2 duo unless you're rich or stupid. I'm waiting for core 2 duo because it's my first computer in almost 4 years. I want a MBP c2d system as opposed to a windows c2d system. Hopefully apple will give me what I desire sooner rather than later.
     
  9. trapperjohn117 macrumors newbie

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    I need to get a macbook tomarrow for a trip so I cant wait but I was putting it off to get a c2d macbook when they come put because 1. faster, even if its only marginally so and 2. if I buy now Ill be stuck with a 32 bit processor instead of a 64 bit one when apples entire line is converted to be 64 bit

    hmm I think this is the first time I didnt want to buy a new computer... It will be a welcome upgrade from an emac with 256 megs of memory though!
     
  10. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Hmm I would like to be the rich option :D
     
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  12. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Revised statement:

    Merom pws Yonah!

    Notes:
    merom is 64bit!
    Merom has better TDP Even if it is only slightly
    Merom is faster
    Merom is cooler
    Merom sounds cooler
    Merom is not in Macbooks :( :(
     
  13. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Slightly better performance, but with most apps and real world use you will not see a difference.

    64 bit wont matter for at least 5 years at a minimum since most software companies still run their apps in 32 bit. And once 64 bit matters and you have to upgarde the Merom would probably be in no better position than a Yonah as far as power goes. See this post, its explained better http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=2829360&postcount=60

    merom is marginally faster, the average user probably wont notice.

    merom actually produces more heat under load

    Merom does sound cooler, i agree there :D

    Merom wont be in MacBooks until Apple has a complete solution, think 2007 :)

    Merom is Intel marketing hype, be a lemming or set your own trails i guess :)

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  14. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    lol, I think 64 bit will get more use a lot sooner than we think. OS X has been 64 bit for ever. We actually downgraded by "upgrading" to intel 32bit chips.
     
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