2010 MBP processor

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  1. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    So I was wondering, what kind of processor is in my mbp. The new ones are called sandy bridge, but what were it's predecessors? Westmere or Nahalem?
     
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    According to your sig, you have 2010 base 15" MBP. The CPU uses Nehalem micro-architecture but since it is a die shrink of original Nehalems, it has codename of Westmere. More specifically, it belongs to Arrandale family that represents mainstream mobile CPUs.
     
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  5. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    It is a Core i5 520M Arrendale CPU.
    The most significant differences to the Dual Core Sandy Bridge in the new 13" MBP is that the Memory Controller is off DIE and even slower than with C2D and the GPU is much slower with less features. It is like a 2-2.4 Ghz Sandy Bridge Dual Core depending on the workload and how quick memory access it needs.
     

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