How much better?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TSE, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Is the new Santa Rosa MacBook than the previous? Is it THAT big of a difference? I have heard that the X3100 is just a minor speed bump, the processor speed is just a small bump, and the bus speed means nothing since you cannot use 800 mhz memory. Is this true?

    I am thinking of selling this one and buying a c2d previous generating with the GMA 950 since that graphics card supports 16-bit color, but if this MacBook is faster, I guess I could stay and hope for a graphics driver update.
     
  2. Sceneshifter macrumors 6502

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    What for me is a SUPER upgrade: 4GB of ram supported instead of 3. I love this thing!
     
  3. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Don't bother selling an SR if you've got one; that will not be a good equation.

    I think that if you're looking to keep your macbook for a while, the SR wins just for its higher RAM max. 4GB for now, and possibly more when higher sticks come out. Just imagine...;)
     
  4. KJdanReuben macrumors regular

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    I've read that the SR MBP can handle 8gb RAM. I would figure the SR MB can do the same. Although, that much memory is super super expensive right now, it may be affordable in a year. I think just the possibility of holding 8gb instead of 3gb is enough to keep the SR MB.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=367006
     
  5. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    + the SR MB can utilize 64-bit architecture/processing.
     

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