Advantage of using older CPUs

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by drjsway, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. drjsway macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    For those complaining that the MBAs are still using 2008 CPUs, here's what Anandtech has to say:

    I'm not saying C2Ds are better than iXs but this shows that there is an advantage to using very mature technology that, although technically the same as it was two years ago, is built much better now.
  2. darksolusion macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    but people are complaining about c2d vs iXs
    where as your quote was comparing c2d of rev A's MBA vs new MBAs.
    rev C's MBA is the same cpu as the new MBAs

    first (rev a)macbook air's cpu was 1.6 and 1.8 ghz same thing as today
    but they used intel's P7x00
    where as rev b and onward uses SL9x00 and new 11.6 uses SU9x00
    they are all c2d
  3. drjsway thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    People were complaining that they were using CPUs over 2 year old. I'm saying they aren't. The 2010 C2D chips are much better than the 2008 C2Ds because they've gotten better at building them.

    But they are not the same thing as today, that's what I'm trying to say. The CPU in the new MBA is much better, even though they have the same model numbers.
  4. hachre macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2007
    Yes the chips have gotten higher quality through manufacturing. This boils down in energy efficiency.

    I don't understand the people who desperately want an iX either. I mean of course, if there would be no DISADVANTAGE, sure, bring it on! But we are looking at losing the NVIDIA GPU for a processor that is only a bit better in general computing and has a similar if not higher total TDP (chipset + cpu) than the current solution.

    Why would you sacrifice so much for a newer chip generation that really isn't that big of a deal, especially it's mobile version??? I don't get it.

    If anyone is to blame here it is Intel for their licensing ********...
    I am happy with the decisions Apple has made.

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