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

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    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

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    Um...


    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

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    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

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    Well the base i5 2.4GHz model is faster than the previous 2.8GHz model
     
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  6. gordonyz macrumors member

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    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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