Comparing Performance Across Many Years

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lanervoza, May 18, 2011.

  1. lanervoza macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2007
    So its almost time for me to buy a new machine. I'm checking out the performance specs of the latests MBP on Apple's website and appreciate the comparison graphs they have showing that, for example, Aperture can be up to 1.6x faster than the previous generation.

    Now, I am lucky to not have just the previous generation, but a MBP that is close to 5 years old at this point (MBP 2,2). Just out of curiosity, is there a way to estimate my potential gains after purchasing a new computer? An online calculator perhaps?

  2. getz76 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2009
    Hell, AL
    The 2,2 model had a Core 2 Duo, right?

    What are you doing (application-wise) that you would like to compare?

    Most likely, your gains will be similar to the charted version. It will be more, not likely materially different than more recent models. There are exceptions.

    The Core i7 is significantly more powerful than the Core 2 Duo series.
  3. macbwizard macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2005
  4. lanervoza thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2007
    That's pretty awesome. I will have 4x as many numbers. Sweet.

    Performance heavy programs I use are Aperture, Logic, and Starcraft 2. I think I will be sufficiently pleased.

    Thanks for your help everyone,


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