how much better?

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  1. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 15 2.53 macbook pro from late 2008 . Stock hard drive 6gb of RAM. How much of a performance difference would it be going to the new I7 2.66?
     
  2. Mike225 macrumors 6502a

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    wat
     
  3. Smultie macrumors newbie

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    You know you spend too much time on Facebook when.......
     
  4. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    ROFL

    The answer for you question is in most cases the difference is not that great.
    In ecoding or PS or other highly parallel workloads it is a lot faster. 1.5 times at least in general standard workload and games and stuff it is about 20-30 %.
    I wouldn't say it is worth it, to switch only for CPU Speed.
     
  5. maxap macrumors 6502

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  6. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    It's not worth it. Keep your facebook pro. :D

    Maybe put a SSD in it, since all you're doing is facebook :)
     
  7. aimbdd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think i should have read that over... haha. Have to love auto correct. I guess thats what i get for having Android :p
    Not just for that, also the faster graphics for gaming, battery life (so it will actually last through my classes), wider color gamut. Since its near the end of a cycle i could definitely wait if sandy bridge will be a lot better.
     

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