Added performance of nvidia gpu and DDR3

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by brettinlj, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. brettinlj macrumors member

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    So here are the contents of my shopping cart:

    Refurbished MacBook 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Black
    Part Number: FB404LL/A
    2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    250GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Keyboard (English) / User's Guide
    $1099

    MacBook, 13-inch, Aluminum
    Part Number: Z0FV
    2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    250GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide
    Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
    Accessory kit
    $1628

    Can someone who is familiar with computer architecture tell me if the latter is likely to give me 48% better non-gaming performance than the former based on the DDR3 RAM and the nvidia GPU? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. phobic99 macrumors 6502a

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    The questions I'd ask first is:

    #1 What's the primary use for this computer?

    #2 Is money a concern for you? (saving it or no probs with spending it)
     
  3. Auzburner macrumors 65816

    Auzburner

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    Syracuse, NY - USA
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    That is such a substantial price difference that I don't think it's worth getting for most users. The Plastic models are great for the price... Now only $999.
     
  4. brettinlj thread starter macrumors member

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    1) Grad school, some video/rich media, very little 3D Gaming

    2) Yes. If the answer was no, I'd just buy the top of the line new MBP. :)
     
  5. brettinlj thread starter macrumors member

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    Still no takers? Or is there just not enough data to say what the DDR3 and chipset will get us until there are some units available to benchmark? In fairness, the newness of the design and the newer features are worth about $200 more to me. Just not $500 more!
     

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