C2D to the new i7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Daark, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Daark macrumors member

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    Currently have the C2D 2.93 and have had it quite a while and am just wondering how much better the i7 will be over the 2.93.
    Tempted, but if its just marginal improvements I may skip it.
     
  2. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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  3. Daark thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, interesting that you cant get the 2.93 i7 now, the 2.66 is the only one listed on the site.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The 2.66GHz i7 is about 40% faster than the 3.06GHz C2D according to my own tests for multithreaded applications. It's 60% faster for single-threaded applications.

    The i7 in the iMac is not only clocked higher than the i7 MacBook Pro, it is also a quad-core part.

    Not a good comparison.
     
  5. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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  6. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Don't the two use pretty much the same components though?
     
  7. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Graphics wise they both use mobile versions of the cards, but the newer iMacs use desktop processors which put out more heat and can therefore run more cores and faster clock speeds.
     
  8. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    Lol, my bad. Thought I was in the iMac board.

    Here's a link to the i7 MacBook Pro geekbench score:
    http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/276758
     

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