How fast is the 2.8Ghz MBP really

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fonzijr1964, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

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    In theory the 2.8 Ghz MBP is faster than the 2.8Ghz iMac

    But is it really

    The way i see it everything is the same except for the RAM which for the MBP DDR3 as opposed to the iMac that has DDR2 so if you have the same everything else the MBP must be faster, right?
     
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    MacBook Pro (Late 2008)
    Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 @ 2.80GHz - 3671 points
    (Geekbench in October 2008)

    iMac (Early 2008)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8235 @ 2.8 GHz (2 cores) - 3714 points
    (Geekbench in June 2008)


    Does that help?
     
  3. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

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    so even with a iMac with a 800Mhz bus the iMac is still faster
     
  4. Saganomics macrumors newbie

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    I don't think the bus is the main limiting factor right now.

    Also factor in the difference between GPUs.
     
  5. Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

    Tom Sawyer

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    I would imagine the faster hard drive and presumably faster dedicated video helps the numbers on the iMac too. Also, is the iMac 2..8 using the Desktop version of the C2D? That usually brings on a difference in performance. But hey, we are comparing Apples to Apples ! :D
     
  6. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    true i just thought the GPU's would not be a factor if they where both 256MB
     

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