Does the white macbook have a faster processor than alum?

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  1. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm confused why the white macbook has a 2.1 chip and the aluminum macbook (base) has a 2.0 chip?

    Also, Didn't the last series of white macbook have speed that go up to 2.4? Why is the new alum macbook base model have a 2.0 chip? Isn't this going backwards?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    The alu macbook has a 2.0 and 2.4 option. The white MB is 2.1 because this was the stock they had. However, you'll find the white mb 2.1 runs slightly slower or at least has lower geek bench scores than the 2.0 alu mb.

    Nothing is going backwards actually.
     
  3. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    is the chip in the aluminum macbook (2.0) a newer technology than the previous white macbook (2.1)?
     
  4. Peace macrumors P6

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    The chipset is. Faster bus etc. That makes for a faster puter.:)
     
  5. Kevlar macrumors 6502

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    The Unibody uses DDR3 RAM instead of DDR2 and also has a better graphics GPU which also makes a difference.
     

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