Barefeats Speed Tests Posted

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by speekez, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. speekez macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
    Barefeats has some interesting speed tests posted for the new Macbook Pros.... also addresses questions like 2GB vs 3GB.... 7200 vs. 5400 RPM drives:
  2. kalun macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2006
    Oh why bother?! The speed test is just retarded. Yap! Let's compare a 2.33 GHz CPU to a 2.16 GHz CPU and find out that the 2.33 GHz is faster! WoW, greatest discovery ever!
  3. stealthman1 macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2006
    As someone who paid the restock fee to get the C2D, I don't think this is retarded at all. It reinforces my early benchmarking that the C2D does some pretty amazing things for just .16hz more CPU speed.
  4. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
  5. kalun macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2006
    Ya, but that actually actually compare the same speed CPU of MBP CD and MBP C2D. Namely the 2.16 Ghz Model.

    I don't mean any offense to you. I think it is great for you to post and help out the community. And if you took it the wrong way, I apologize. However, I just disagree people comparing CPU with different cloak speed.

    Especially in the conclusion:

    This gives people the wrong impression that MBP C2D have advantage over MBP CD without mentioning the obvious clock speed different. This especially effect those who are deciding between a new MBP C2D and a Rev A MBP CD.
  6. SiliconAddict macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I think that its going to take time for the C2D to be fully realized in the MBP. Similarly I don't think we've seen the full force of the CD in the original MBP either. My money is on substantial performance gains in subsequent updates to Tiger and even moreso in Leopard. Contrary to popular belief Apple didn't just flick a switch, compiled x86 Tiger, and called it a day. 10.4.8 and its enhancements to Rosetta should be testament to this statement.

    x86 OS X has been in the wild less then a year. The changes between the CD and C2D less then a couple months. The Core 2 has seriously added some horsepower to the SSE components of the Core 2. Let me quote from Apple's own marketing "stuff" on their MacBook page.

    Technobabble to wow your average consumer aside, what they don't tell you is that there are three units in the chip. Up from 1 in the Core Duo. Some things people are forgetting is that SSE is replacing the Velocity Engine that was found in the G3-G4. Something that allowed Apple to keep up with the Jones's in those pesky things called benchmarks. Until recently SSE was pretty much a joke until the Pentium M. Things became respectable with the Core Duo. With the Core 2 Duo the hardware is there. I t is ready but my money is on that it won't be really utilized until 10.4.9 or Leopard\iLife07.

    Jobs may have declared the transition over. Don’t be fooled. The hardware transition may be done. The software IMHO probably won’t be finished for at least a year. Maybe even as far as OS 10.6. So what does my post boil down to? Even like for like comparisons such as a 2.16Ghz CD vs. 2.16Ghz C2D aren’t going to be all that accurate long term when you start factoring in OS and application updates.


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