Current i7 or Sandy Bridge i5

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Alpha.K, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Alpha.K macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2010
    Assuming that the next Macbook Pro revision includes a Sandy Bridge i5, will the Sandy Bridge i5 be more powerful than the current 2.66 i7 included in the 15" Model?
  2. prism macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2006
    I think it is a given that the next 15" MBP will have sandy bridge inside. What I would be curious about is the performance difference between the current arrandale i5 and the sandy bridge equivalent i5 (adjusting for GPU differences of course). I guess if the performance difference is more than say 15% it seems like a no brainer to me that it is worth waiting for sandy bridge. Anyone have an idea of what order of difference we can expect between arrandale and sandy baby?
  3. Alpha.K thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2010
    Thanks for the reply.
  4. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    This is the million dollar question on everyone's mind. Or for me, the 2200 dollar question. I'm really fighting the urge to sell my 13" and pick up the 2.66 15" i7. But I'm really trying to hang in there to see how the 2011 release unfolds.
  5. Mikeshi macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2011
    I personally recommend waiting for the 2011 refresh since the new MacBook pros will have usb3.0 support.
  6. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    They will?!
  7. Skybar macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2010
    Probably not, there is no facts whatsoever to support that. Either he is a psychic, or he just said that out of the blue without any actual clue :rolleyes:
  8. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    I hope this is true but i won't hold my breath for usb 3
  9. Alpha.K thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2010
    I think apple won't include USB 3.0 in the next line-up, they'll probably wait until Light Peak is available and include that instead of USB 3.0

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