"Xeon" vs. "Core 2 Duo"

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DeadSirius, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. DeadSirius macrumors member

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    mac pro's "Xeon Dual-Core" and MacBook's "Core 2 Duo"... What's the difference?
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Look them up on wikipedia.

    Xeon = workstation version of the Core 2 Duo, faster, hotter etc, able to be used in tandem with another Xeon processor of the same speed and type.

    MBP's Core 2 Duo = mobile version of the Core 2 Duo, slower, cooler, can only be used on its own.

    Do some research and find out.
     
  3. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    Xeon (Woodcrest):
    Server-grade Chip
    1333 MT/S Frontside Bus
    Dual-processor capable
    tops out at faster clock speeds
    higher TDP

    Core 2 Duo (mobile- Merom)
    Mobile chip
    667MT/S FSB
    limited to one processor
    lower clock speeds
    significantly lower TDP
     
  4. Chone macrumors 65816

    Chone

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    The real difference is quite considerable, Mac Pro feels snappier than the iMac 20" and its saves quite some times on iMovie tests (it is maybe 1.5-2 times faster?)

    The only dissapointment about Xeon really are the FB-DIMMs.
     

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