2008 2.16ghz core 2 duo vs 2015 1.1ghz dual-core m3

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  1. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    What should I expect in terms of operations and speed?

    I run Reaper DAW to compose/produce demo songs with 4MB ram. The new MacBook comes with 8MB, but from what I've read, processor speed is more valuable than ram.
     
  2. corduroygt macrumors regular

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    GB not MB, and the m3 2x as fast:

    2009 Macbook Pro 2.3 ghz 1509 Single core 2505 Multicore
    2016 macbook m3 1.1 ghz 2847 Single core 5278 Multicore
     
  3. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Twice. Cool thanks. What online source did you use? I find all these GHZ numbers very confusing.
     
  4. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

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    It will seem even faster than 2X, because the rMB also has much faster SSD and RAM.
     
  5. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    True, I didn't even think of that. And USB-2 is slower/less-reliable for recording.
     
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