Intel Duel Merom Processors for the MacBooks

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by XP Defector, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    Apart from being 64 bit Processors and spending less power, what are the main prospects of Merom? Are we going to just see some bumps to the standard processing speeds, i.e. 2.20GHz + etc, or are there other significant benefits? I'm not too concerned about battery power and the 64-Bit issue seems debatable. Opinions?
  2. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030


    Jun 15, 2005
    From what I've heard, it operates 20% faster at the same wattage. Also there will not be a "Core Solo", instead the Dual 1.66Ghz will take it's price mark, shifting everything down in price.
  3. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    Do you think the current line of Yonah processors will be completely discontinued, or priced down? I'm really trying to evaluate whether or not I should wait to buy a Merom MacBook...
  4. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    Wow, lots of new members with interesting names after the Boot Camp announcement. :p

    I think Merom is basically a replacement for Yonah. But it's only 20% and the battery life will be unchanged. 64-bit isn't important just yet. So wait if you can, otherwise, don't worry about it.

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