Does the white macbook have a faster processor than alum?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mac000, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. mac000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2005
    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


    Feb 19, 2005
    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

    Sep 6, 2005
    is the chip in the aluminum macbook (2.0) a newer technology than the previous white macbook (2.1)?
  4. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    The chipset is. Faster bus etc. That makes for a faster puter.:)
  5. Kevlar macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2004
    Great White North
    The Unibody uses DDR3 RAM instead of DDR2 and also has a better graphics GPU which also makes a difference.

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