ARS TECHNICA Review: MBA soars w/ Ivy Bridge

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by justit, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. justit macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2007
  2. jimboutilier macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2008
    Thanks for the post. Awesome review. Exactly what I was looking for as I currently have a 2010 and am upgrading to a 2012.
  3. arbitrage macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2009
    I have the 2.0GHz with 8GB Ram and upgraded from the 2010 Ultimate. It is a huge difference. Simply amazing difference in Lightroom and Aperture for loading 1:1 previews. FAST, FAST, FAST. I think it is faster than my quad core late 2009 iMac.:eek:
  4. ftored macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2005
    Looks much faster than the 2010. I guess when referring to 2010, its the models with the 9400? Or it is the 320M? I see a huge difference in OpenGL performance and I expected better resutls in graphics from that but it looks worse compared with the rest
  5. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    2010s are 320M
  6. ftored macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2005
    Though the initial comments for the 2011 were that they were really faster in CPU benchmarks but just a bit worse on GPUs.

    Seems I ll have to upgrade in the near future, as I already find my 2010 base 11'' too slow for basic stuff and the difference seems huge in all aspects.

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