Core 2 duo VS Santa rosa

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  1. BigJohno macrumors 65816

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    is there going to be a big performance difference between the Core 2 Duo and the upcoming santa rosa chips?
     
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  3. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Core 2 Duo is a family of processors. Santa Rosa is a chip set (memory interface, PCI interface, network, wifi, graphics etc.). The Santa Rosa chip set will support Core2Duo mobile processors.
     
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    Correct
     
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    Ah.. I used chipset incorrectly then.
     
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    hmm so I suppose with the delay of leopard we can expect another 6 months of "buy now or wait" threads.
    :rolleyes:
     
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    You think Leopard would have eliminated them? :eek:
     
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    While the OP is a bit confused as to exactly what the components are, the question can sort-of be answered. Honestly, we won't really know until it gets here. However, Santa Rosa will bring us a faster FSB and the ability to address more RAM than we currently have. These two things will boost performance (how much depends on how hard you push your machine). There are other goodies included in Santa Rosa, but these two are the biggies for me.

    As far as % increases, it probably will be good, but not amazing. The wait for Santa Rosa (for me) is more about future-proofing my machine than getting the ultimate in upgrades.
     
  10. BigJohno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    how long do you think it will be before apple is going to put it in their MBP's?
     
  11. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Probably never. There is no precedent for Apple to use the Santa Rosa Platform.
     
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    LOL this thread is surreal.
     
  13. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    Are you insane?! I think it's pretty certain Apple will incorporate Santa Rosa into the MBP and possibly the MB. It's just the timeframe we're uncertain of.
     
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    No, I'm not insane. I'm pretty certain they will use a Socket P C2D and the Crestline chipset, but if they use a non-Intel wifi card, it won't be Santa Rosa. I don't think you know what Santa Rosa is. Apple doesn't currently use the Napa platform, so we have nothing to go on saying they will use Santa Rosa.
     
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    Incorrect. Crestline is a chipset. Santa Rosa is a platform.
     
  16. landis macrumors regular

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    there are different builds of Santa Rosa. one of them happens to include built in WIFI, the ones made for apple will not have it because they use their own airport cards.

    apple wont risk their pro line of computers without top of the line chips. too many competitors would then steal potential apple customers!!!

    crestline is the new integrated graphics chips most likely going into the macbook
    the macbook pro will still use a seperate graphics card
     
  17. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Stop. Say nothing more because what you just spewed is completely wrong.
     
  18. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Erm that's nonsense.

    Ever wondered why some PeeCee laptops back in the day have Centrino stickers on them while other models with superior (a/b/g) wireless cards have to settle for a Pentium-M sticker?

    It is the same reason.
     
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    Getting back to your question - performance. I agree that Santa Rosa IS A PLATFORM (not a chip or chip set). The performance enhancements I have read about suggest that the performance will not be substantially better - some improvement in FSB speed - a few other areas I can't remember at the moment - but if you need a laptop now go for it. If you can hold off for a bit, go for Santa Rosa and you'll get a slightly improved platform.
     

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