2010 2.66 GHz C2D vs. 2011 2.3 GHz Core i5 .

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  1. Goohfy macrumors regular

    Goohfy

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    Which will give me better performance? I've seen both in the refurb section for the same price, and I'm wondering which would be the better buy.
     
  2. fibrizo macrumors 6502

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    Obviously it would depend on a bit on what you were doing, as the GPU is still faster on the 2010 13 inch mbp (which I assume you mean since the ones you listed are 13inchers)

    take a look
    http://www.macworld.com/article/157893/2011/02/2011macbookpro_benchmarks.html

    the i5 benches faster slightly, but mainly on the cpu alone probably

    13" MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Core i5 dual-core

    140



    13" MacBook Pro 2.7GHz Core i7 dual-core

    155



    15" MacBook Pro 2.0GHz Core i7 quad-core

    175



    15" MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Core i7 quad-core

    206



    17" MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Core i7 quad-core

    210



    13" MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo

    106



    13" MacBook Pro 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo

    137



    15" MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Core i5 dual core

    132



    15" MacBook Pro 2.66GHz Core i7 dual-core

    151



    17" MacBook Pro 2.53GHz Core i5 dual-core

    137



    13" MacBook Air 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo (256GB SSD)

    108



    MacBook 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo (2GB RAM)

    99



    21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Core i3 dual-core

    174



    27" iMac 2.8GHz Core i5 quad-core

    196
     
  3. Goohfy thread starter macrumors regular

    Goohfy

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    Thanks for that, I'm going to purchase one soon this year.
     
  4. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

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    The new one is literally 100% more powerful than the old one. BooM!
     
  5. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    Um, no. it's not.
     
  6. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    depending on your uses. the i5 will be considerably faster at processor intensive activities.

    i'd personally go for the i5, but again, my uses dictate that I have a better CPU
     
  7. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

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    If you go by Geekbench score then it almost is. At least comparing the i7 to the 2.4 C2D. My i7 with 4 GB actually scored a 6910 just as a sidenote.
     
  8. Goohfy thread starter macrumors regular

    Goohfy

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    Depending on how much of a discount the B2S sale is, I'll either go with the 13' i5 or i7.
     
  9. Goohfy thread starter macrumors regular

    Goohfy

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    What about when the c2d is equipped with a 128gb ssd? I noticed it in the refurb shop for cheaper than the i5.
     
  10. Kentochan macrumors 6502

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    Or you can get a NEW 13" i5 MacBook Pro for $999 at Micro Center...
     

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