Who says my MacBook Pro will be faster than my PB?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jacobj, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. jacobj macrumors 65816

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    OK.. I've ordered a MacBook Pro and will install the second GB of RAM, but will it really offer me much better performance than my 1GHz PB with 1GB of RAM?

    I think my PB playing a 1080p X-Men 3 trailer says it all.. this was a low point but you have to laugh!!!!
     

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  2. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Maybe I'm just slow but what is it that we are laughing at? The fact that it says -0?
     
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  4. jacobj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    One of my first MBP tests will be to run the same trailer... do you think it might win?
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Just quietly...
    HELL YEAH!!!!
    I think it may hold it's own against the PB....
     
  6. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    It will definitely be a lot faster, but it still won't quite meet the recommended system requirements for playing 1080p if that's what you're hoping for. The 1.83GHz PowerBook will still be .17GHz too slow. :p Here's Apple's recommended system requirements:

    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/guide/hd/recommendations.html
     
  7. chicagdan macrumors 6502a

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    I get a consistent 24 fps on my iMac G5 2.1 GHz with 1 gig of memory.
     
  8. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    I did my own unofficial trailer test on my comp. It ran 2 different 1080p trailers simultaneously just fine, when I ran 3 at the same time, QT flickers and crashes.
     
  9. chicagdan macrumors 6502a

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    For the $8000 you spent on your system, I could get 6 iMacs running in 1080p simultaneously without a crash.
     
  10. amin macrumors 6502a

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    First of all, I am so jealous of Malfoy's quad :cool:.

    Second, let me say that I am really wanting a MB Pro as well :). I am really ineterested to know whether Photoshop runs as well/fast in Rosetta on a MB Pro as it does natively on my G4 Powerbook. When Photoshop and the Apple pro apps are native on the Intels, I'm gonna switch.
     
  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    FWIW, my 17" Intel iMac (1.5GB RAM) runs the 1080p and 720p versions simultaneously at 24fps. It's the same setup as your MBPro w/be, so I'm thinking that maybe it might outperform your PB.
     
  12. Revlimit Punk macrumors regular

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    Isn't it obvious that the macbook pro is a lot faster than a powerbook G4 @ 1Ghz? What is this thread about?
     
  13. jacobj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This thread is about a soon to be MBP owner that has waited for 1 1/2 years and just can't wait any longer.... I know the MBP will blow the PB out of the water, what I was not ever expecting was to see my PB run at less than 1 frame/sec even for a moment.
     
  14. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I suppose it's so people who are getting MBP's can gloat....
     
  15. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    I had 3 720p h.264 streams going simultaneously on a 2.0GHz Core Duo with 128MB VRAM and 512RAM
     
  16. Little Endian macrumors 6502a

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    Funny I have the same Computer as you a Quad 2.5 with 7800GT but I can handle up to 3 different 1080p trailers simultaneously at Full Frame rates. I can run 4 1080p trailers but thats when the FPS starts dropping. I have managed to open as many as Six 1080p files but then they all play at like 3-5 FPS, anything more than 6 and Quicktime crashes.
     
  17. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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    Actually I think your macbook pro will be significantly slower than your current powerbook.... why would Apple introduce faster products?

    Man I hope someone is picking up my sarcasm....
     
  18. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

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    The gpu in the Macbook Pro has h.264 hardware decoding so 1080p content is not gonna be a problem. The real plus is once ATI enables drivers for hardware "encoding" for the gpu. Their software system for the windows platform shows a 5x improvement in encoding speed, and it's not even totally hardware accelerated yet!!
     
  19. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    That is very cool. You were able to repeat this a few times? I tried mine twice and suffered the '3rd trailer is a crash.'
     
  20. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    What sarcasm?
     
  21. jer2eydevil88 macrumors regular

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    Who thinks the Macbook Pro might handle multitasking better?

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    My current rig is the Oct Powerbook and it is **** for multitasking altivec or not. I am positive that having the Core Duo's two cores as well as other enhancements will make the MacBook a more pleasant experience. I can't even browse the web with firefox and have more than 10 tabs open or OS X slows to a crawl...
     

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