2010 MBP or 2011 MBP?

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  1. WAM2 macrumors 6502a

    WAM2

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    Ok so I am selling all my old stuff to get a MacBook pro, but I don't want to regret it or be disappointed. I plan to game on it and video edit.

    Here is my choices:

    2010 MBP-

    Processor 2.66GHz dual-core Intel Core i7

    Cache 4MB shared L3 cache

    Memory 4GB (two 2GB) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM

    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512mb GDDR3

    Hard disk drive 500GB Serial ATA, 5400 rpm

    Optical drive 8x double-layer SuperDrive

    Expansion Two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, one SD card slot

    Video and Audio iSight camera; Mini DisplayPort output port with support for DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI, and HDMI (requires adapters, sold separately)



    Or

    2011 MBP-

    Processor 2.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7

    Cache 6MB shared L3 cache

    Memory 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 8GB

    Graphics Intel HD Graphics 30005 and AMD Radeon HD 6490M with automatic graphics switching. 256MB GDDR5.

    Hard disk drive 500GB Serial ATA, 5400 rpm

    Optical drive 8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

    Expansion One Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps), one FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), one SDXC card slot

    Video and Audio FaceTime HD camera; Thunderbolt port with support for DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI, and HDMI (requires adapters, sold separately)



    I feel the 2010 has a better graphics card. But the 2011 has a better CPU.

    I'm stuck. Please help?
     
  2. kenny01 macrumors newbie

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    You aren't serious are you? 2011 outperforms 2010 model like nothing
     
  3. seong macrumors 65816

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    oh boy, not another 2010 vs 2011 mbp 13" :(
    2011 will always be better than 2010. I think you should go and check out how many VRAM the Intel HD 3000 has. Plus, if you are going to game in Mac OS X, then HD 3000 will outperform 320m ANYDAY.
     
  4. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Reading is fun; he's asking about 15" MacBooks.

    Get the '11, it's a much better machine.
     
  5. bangable macrumors newbie

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    after owning a 2011. i say get the 2010.

    its not as loud, its not as hot.
     
  6. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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  7. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    owned both 2010 and 2011 MBPs and 2011 out performs 2010 by far.
    2010 does not stand a chance to the 2011 model with the better CPU and VRAM
     
  8. seong macrumors 65816

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    Ahhhh, my bad :) Thanks for telling me that tough. But still, the same rule applies. 2011 has more VRAM, better CPU. :p
     
  9. yly3 macrumors 6502

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    I am in the same boat as you right now if you are talking about the 13". But I also want some gaming and the 2010 is the way to go. If you want real processing power and no video then 2011 really wipes the 2010 as they say above.
     
  10. WAM2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Actually of you didn't see the 2010 has more VRAM. And it is the 330m not the 320m
     
  11. scupking macrumors 6502a

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    The only question would be in in the 13" MBPs. Anything bigger then that then go with the 2011s but the 2010 13" MBP out performs the 2011 13" by a good margin in most games if you do anything like that.
     
  12. ABadSanta macrumors regular

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    The ATI Radeon 6490 in the the 2011 2.0 ghz model actually has benchmarked lower in some ways compared to the nVidia GT 330m in the 2010 model. However, the new i7s are much faster than last year's processors, so I would definitely go for the 2011 model.
     
  13. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Get the 2011 version. I'm sorry, but it really is kind of a silly question.

    As for the 13" debate, I'm sorry, but the 2011 is SUCH a huge leap forward there's nothing to talk about. Unless you're gaming in Windows (and why would you be doing that on a Mac? Get a cheap Windoze box.), the 2010 is annihilated by the 2011. And as the drivers improve, the 2011 is only going to get better--and even with all that said, at worst the HD3000 is on par with the 320m.
     
  14. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    The 2010 has a better graphics card. But the 2011 has A much better CPU. The i7 in the 2010 is no slouch either though, and is still going to handle whatever you throw at it. Of course the 2011 will be much better, but in the end, they're both very capable computers.
     

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