17" 2011 MBP faster than top-end 15"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Maximus434, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Maximus434 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Why is is that in the xbench benchmarks the 2.2Ghz 17" MBP scores higher than the same 2.2Ghz 15"?
     
  2. RoelJuun macrumors 6502

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    #2
    It has been asked many times by now. The 17 inch has a bigger (aluminium) body to dissipate the heat. This enables the processor to clock at higher speed for longer time. Thus the higher score.
     

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