How much faster is 15" i7 over a 2006 Macbook 13" (2Gz)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by callagga, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. callagga macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2007

    I've got a late-2006 13" Macbook (2GHz). I'm considering upgrading to the latest Macbook Pro 15" with the i7 processor.

    How much faster do you think the latest one would be compared to my 2006 model? (especially re running things like VMWare Fusion for Windows 7).
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
  3. Covart Guest

    Aug 15, 2010
    LOL. Let's just say it's A LOT. Some old data from 06 and new benchmarks below

    2006 -

    2010 15" i7 -
  4. callagga thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2007
    thanks - obviously the GHz rating isn't something you should pay too much attention to then I guess (also noting both the old and the new are both dual core I think)
  5. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2010
    Southern Ontario
    hey, my old macbook was built in 06, was an 07 model and i purchased it in november of 2007, was the 2.16 ghz black macbook, and i upgraded to the 15" 2.66 ghz i7, so as far as speed? i can open limewire in about 3 seconds vs about 25 seconds, installed diablo and the expansion in about 1 second vs about 2 minutes, i can open iphoto in about 4 seconds vs 20 seconds, in a nut shell it is insanely fast and the only thing slowing down my speed with the i7 is the lack of a SSD and when i get woop woop it will be a master piece =D

    lmk if you have any other questions =D

    the core 2 duo is simply that just a 2 ghz dual core

    the i7 is a 2.66 dual core with turbo boost and hyper thready

    turbo boost - shuts down one core and safely over clocks the other core for much greater performance

    hyper threading - imitates a quad core giving you better performance with multiple applications.
  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007

    an i7 will beat the snot out of a freaking 2 Ghz C2D lol. That's all i can say on that one.
  7. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    over twice as fast

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