Thanks. I also just noticed that the graphics in the core 2 duo one is NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 256MB, while the i5 has NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256 MB. Is the 330M much better?From what I understand the newer architecture in the i5 makes it faster in practical use even though it has a slower clock speed. Honestly I would go with the i5 but that may just be me. The i5 will likely show a noticeable speed increase over the core 2 duo.
Alright. i5 it is.get the i5. They are screamers. I went to the Apple store today and opened up 3 youtube 1080p flash videos of the dark knight trailer and had them all playing super smooth no stutter with like 10 apps open and photobooth open recording me. I was very impressed since my old 2.4 could not even do the 1 1080p youtube video smoothly part. Also the 330m gt is obviously better its a newer card. its about 35% faster which makes the difference between playable and not on the newer games. Also auto switching graphics and much longer battery life as well as inertia scrolling like an iphone and it runs signiificantly cooler from what i have seen.
Well its not completely a myth. With all other things equal, faster clock speed is better obviously. In this case, the architecture or whatever is different, so that is why I asked the question. I guess Geekbench scores is what should be looked at when comparing processors.clock speeds don't really mean anything. the clock speed myth was created by intel during the P3-P4 era in order to sell stock.
0, You're already past the 30-day period where you can bring it in and pay a 10% restocking fee to return it. Also, you would have been better off making a new thread than hi-jacking someone else's thread.if i purchased the MBP in my sig approximately 45 days ago..what are the odds that Apple would let me somehow upgrade to the 15" 2.66GHz, i7?
don't ask why i ask this, haha..love my MBP; however, having some buyer's remorse and reading more and more threads like this have me itching..that's all, wondering if anyone has some knowledge/experience on this.