How much faster are the new MBPs over last year's models?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by slapple, May 1, 2010.

  1. slapple macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
    On Apple's web site it says for the MBP: "The new Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors boost performance up to 50 percent over the previous generation."

    Now here are the specs for the fastest 15" 2010 model:
    2.66GHz Intel Core i7
    4GB Memory
    500GB hard drive
    $2,199.00 (new)

    Here are the specs for the fastest 15" 2009 model:
    3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB memory
    500GB hard drive
    $2,039.00 (refurbished)

    Is the 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 supposed to be a lot faster than the 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo? Because it's only $160 more than a refurbed 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo.
  2. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2009

    You answered your own question bud. 50% increase in computing performance is AWESOME! This is a HUGE jump in performance. from 2007-2010 there's only been SMALL bumps in performance- in 3 years!!! The new MBP is a BIG LEAP in performance! 2.66 i7!! DO IT!
  3. slapple thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
    Ha, are you being sarcastic? I can't tell. Note that Apple said "up to 50 percent".

    Unfortunately they do not include the 3.06GHz Core2Duo in their benchmarks.
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Well the base i5 2.4GHz model is faster than the previous 2.8GHz model
  5. 20LEGEND macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2010
  6. gordonyz macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2009
    My i5 2.4G can continuously work on 2.66G dual core.
    I suppose i7 should be able to work on 3.06G dual core continuously.

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