Core Duo vs. Core 2 Duo

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  1. rufus247 macrumors member

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    Which is faster/better, a 17" MacBook Pro 2.16 Ghz Core Duo, or a Black MacBook 2.16 Ghz Core 2 Duo?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    The Blackbook has a significantly faster processor. Obviously, 13.3" is considerably smaller than 17", which has benefits (portability) and disadvantages (less screen space).

    http://www.primatelabs.ca/blog/mac-benchmarks/

    MacBook Pro (17-inch)
    Intel T2600 2.16 GHz (2 cores)
    Geekbench 2 score: 2631

    MacBook (Late 2006)
    Intel Core 2 T7400 2.16 GHz (2 cores)
    Geekbench 2 score: 2779

    However, the 17" model has a better (discrete) graphics card, which isn't considered in the Geekbench score.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP18
    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP33
     
  3. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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  4. TSE macrumors 68030

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    A early Core 2 Duo compared to a Core Duo at the same clock speed is approximately...

    10% faster, takes up about 15% less energy, and much less heat.

    Plus Core 2 Duos are 64-bit.

    However, Core Duos are still alright processors... they still can satisfy most people's needs.
     
  5. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Did I miss something? I thought we were talking about computers here...
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, "people" comes before "needs". ;)

    (And "they" comes after "processors".) :p
     

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