2010 MBA vs 2008 MBP w/ SSD

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  1. pjfan macrumors regular

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    Thought I would share some xbench results from my new toy. My plan is to replace my MBP 15" 2008 with the 13" MBA... so here are my original MBP w/ Intel SSD results compared to its probable successor.

    2008 15" MBP 2.4 C2D w/ 4 GB RAM SSD
    Results System Info
    Xbench Version System Version Physical RAM Model
    Drive Type CPU Test
    GCD Loop Floating Point Basic vecLib FFT Floating Point Library
    Thread Test Computation Lock Contention
    Memory Test System
    Allocate Fill Copy
    Stream Copy Scale
    Add
    Triad Quartz Graphics Test
    Line Rectangle Circle Bezier Text
    OpenGL Graphics Test
    198.02
    170.60 279.37 136.45 113.44 268.57 260.27 460.70 181.37 187.83 225.82 382.80 174.56 202.28 160.78 153.55 151.31 170.93 169.32 181.78 148.81 200.77 183.38 191.87 194.56 145.62
    1.3
    10.6.3 (10D578)
    4096 MB
    MacBookPro5,1
    INTEL SSDSA2M080G2GC
    14.73 Mops/sec
    3.24 Gflop/sec
    3.74 Gflop/sec
    46.77 Mops/sec
    9.33 Mops/sec, 4 threads
    7.80 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
    1.41 Malloc/sec
    8487.38 MB/sec
    4177.95 MB/sec
    3171.42 MB/sec
    3125.92 MB/sec
    3641.09 MB/sec
    3622.09 MB/sec
    9.91 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
    59.94 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
    14.95 Kcircles/sec [50% alph
    4.84 Kbeziers/sec [50% alph
    12.17 Kchars/sec
    a] a]
    Spinning Squares 145.62 184.73 frames/sec
    Spinning Squares User Interface Test
    Elements Disk Test
    Sequential Uncached Write Uncached Write Uncached Read Uncached Read
    Random Uncached Write Uncached Write Uncached Read Uncached Read
    145.62 258.86 258.86 244.46 163.57 140.08 129.54 139.40 412.95 483.62 703.44 191.48 1670.07 972.73
    184.73 frames/sec
    1.19 Krefresh/sec
    86.00 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    73.29 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    40.80 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    207.55 MB/sec [256K blocks
    74.47 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    61.30 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    11.83 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    180.50 MB/sec [256K blocks
    ]
    ]

    2010 13" MBA 1.86 w/ 4GB RAM
    Results System Info
    Xbench Version System Version Physical RAM Model
    Drive Type CPU Test
    GCD Loop Floating Point Basic vecLib FFT Floating Point Library
    Thread Test Computation Lock Contention
    Memory Test System
    Allocate Fill Copy
    Stream Copy Scale
    Add
    Triad Quartz Graphics Test
    Line Rectangle Circle Bezier Text
    OpenGL Graphics Test
    159.39
    122.05 217.96 106.16 71.54 208.86 244.05 297.60 206.83 182.98 207.31 306.89 159.89 201.68 163.75 155.77 153.85 174.31 173.29 140.01 124.95 168.27 124.52 143.26 148.04 112.90
    1.3
    10.6.4 (10F3061)
    4096 MB
    MacBookAir3,2
    APPLE SSD TS128C
    11.49 Mops/sec
    2.52 Gflop/sec
    2.36 Gflop/sec
    36.37 Mops/sec
    6.03 Mops/sec, 4 threads
    8.90 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
    1.13 Malloc/sec
    7774.14 MB/sec
    4165.69 MB/sec
    3217.42 MB/sec
    3178.41 MB/sec
    3713.21 MB/sec
    3707.19 MB/sec
    8.32 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
    50.24 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
    10.15 Kcircles/sec [50% alph
    3.61 Kbeziers/sec [50% alph
    9.26 Kchars/sec
    a] a]
    Spinning Squares 112.90 143.22 frames/sec
    Spinning Squares User Interface Test
    Elements Disk Test
    Sequential Uncached Write Uncached Write Uncached Read Uncached Read
    Random Uncached Write Uncached Write Uncached Read Uncached Read
    112.90 174.19 174.19 226.24 150.19 248.14 239.17 65.03 328.49 458.30 279.10 512.74 1483.12 396.75
    143.22 frames/sec
    799.43 refresh/sec
    152.35 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    135.32 MB/sec [256K blocks
    19.03 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    165.10 MB/sec [256K blocks
    29.55 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    164.15 MB/sec [256K blocks
    10.51 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    73.62 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    ]
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  2. anthonyd macrumors newbie

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    And the comparison of the results in summary is?
     
  3. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    End result?
     
  4. paddyhazard macrumors regular

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    I'd also like to know your opinion on this. I'm soon to replace the hdd in my 2009 mbp with an ssd and want to know that the mbp is still better and that i shouldn't have sold my 13"mbp and got a 13"mba ;)
     
  5. pjfan thread starter macrumors regular

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    You know - the 13" MBA fits my needs perfectly fine thus far. The portability cannot be beat, so I'm more than happy. No regrets!

    For your sake, I hope you won't regret your MBA purchase; but I strongly believe your 13" MBP w/ SSD would definitely be faster. SSD is the only way to go - night and day difference.
     
  6. pjfan thread starter macrumors regular

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    +1
     
  7. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    So where's the summary dude? You expect us to average your scores and judge your decision or what?
     
  8. paddyhazard macrumors regular

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    sorry, I meant that I have got an ssd for my MBP which should come in about a week and I wanted to make sure I made the right choice in upgrading my MBP instead of selling it and getting a MBA. I've played around with an air and they are amazing but I don't know if the portability is worth what I would loose selling the MBP and loosing the firewire and extra usb.

    Which one to you feels faster, MBP with SSD or MBA?
     
  9. pjfan thread starter macrumors regular

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    No summary - just results, sorry for confusion. I didn't see many Intel SSD comparisons on MBP in this MBA forum, and thought I would share mine. I'm happy with my MBA today and believe it's the right choice for me.

    paddyhazard,
    As far as feel in comparison to MBP, for my day-to-day open applications so far; iwork, office, mail, calendar, chrome, firefox, webex, RDP, and Preview - I do not feel a difference yet. I'll have to see how OmniGraffle Pro works out late today or this weekend. I believe the MBP was overkill for my needs, and the new MBA will fit in just fine... the next week will tell for sure.

    Worth noting - The MBA screen is very impressive. I don't feel like I've given up much screen real-estate.
     

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