Just picked up the 17" 2.3 Quad Core

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MrFlynn, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. MrFlynn macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    I had bought the 17" 2.8 i7 with Antiglare on Feb 13, and just exchanged it for the quad core. The guys in the store were totally cool...even laughing and one said "This is a no brainer...you HAVE to do this..."

    Benchmarks to follow.
  2. Gen macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2008
    Check and see if Sata3 is present, please
  3. 2contagious macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2008
    So the 2.3 Ghz version isn't just a CTO option? I thought they only had 2.2 Ghz versions in-store?
  4. SOLLERBOY macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2008
    it is.
  5. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    it is.

    The guy with the 17" unboxing pix was asked this as well.
  6. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    Wow, nice. Enjoy that monster :D
  7. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    just called my local store and they have all the configurations .. so i cancelled my online order and gonna pick one up later on
  8. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    +1... you need to be the first 2.3ghz macbook 8.3 on geekbench, upload NOW!
  9. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

    May 12, 2010
    So you traded in one with hi-res anti-glare for one without?
  10. ranviper macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2010
    Adirondacks, NY
    So explain to me hoe the exchange process works. Could I take in my April 2010 MBP and exchange it for a new one for little to no cost? I mean, not sure if I would want too since i game a little, like black ops and wow, and soon assassins creed brotherhood. But, maybe?
  11. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    no you cant trade it in .. he means he returned it within 14 days
  12. MrFlynn, Feb 24, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011

    MrFlynn thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    First minor benchmark:

    2.4 gig 42 minute HD TV episode in mkv encoded to .m4v for itunes using Handbrake:

    i7 2.8 gig dual core: 24.38fps average 36 minutes total

    i7 2.3 gig quad core: 54.22fps average 16 minutes total

  13. iPadThai macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2010
    Intel QuickSync FTW!
    congrats on the new gear!
  14. MrFlynn thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
  15. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    **** me i'm selling my current MBP. its not even half a year old but it barely scores 6000
  16. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2010
    Philly Suburbs, PA
    I just picked up the 17" also... my first mac EVER, might as well go all out, right? My bank account is a bit in shock though, I'm used to buying $500 desktop towers. Thank you tax return check!

    I'm so excited I think i just peed a little!!!
  17. cambrai macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    Bath UK
    Just picked up the 2.3 in 15inch


    Integer Processor integer performance 8600
    Floating Point Processor floating point performance 16365
    Memory Memory performance 5661
    Stream Memory bandwidth performance 4760

    Operating System Mac OS X 10.6.6 (Build 10J3210)
    Model MacBookPro8,2 Motherboard Apple Inc. Mac-94245A3940C91C80 MacBookPro8,2
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
    Processor ID GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processors 1 Threads 8
    Cores 4 Memory 4.00 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Processor Frequency 2.30 GHz Bus Frequency 100.0 MHz
    L1 Instruction Cache 32.0 KB L1 Data Cache 32.0 KB
    L2 Cache 256 KB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
    BIOS Apple Inc. MBP81.88Z.0047.B04.1102071707
  18. MrFlynn thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Not sure how many WOW players there are out there, but my fps on the new machine are over 2x what they were on the 330m. Some will say WOW doesn't push fps very hard, but with the new graphics engine in Cataclysm thats not true.

    Still need to throw Bootcamp at it and get some figures on some First Person Shooters. Id love to see Arkham Asylum on this thing.
  19. dagamer34 macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Houston, TX
    That's not QuickSync working. That's just Handbrake (fastest x264 encoder there is)
  20. orangepeel macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2010
    Dammit, I got owned. :(

    I also have yesterday's top of the line 17" i7 2.8 dual core with antiglare screen. My geekbench score, can't remember exactly was around 5985 or something similar. Not to mention the 6750 gpu is much faster than the old 330m. Around 2x the performance all around, dang.

    I got mine last november, guess I'm out of options.
  21. bryan85 macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2010
    I am thinking about purchasing a new MBP, but this is my only concern. What settings are you running in WoW? What is you average FPS?
  22. fdrotary macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2011
    what are the temperature differences of the 2010 2.8 and the 2011 during the encode? Also... when you have it a little while can you tell a battery comparison? Did it really stay the same? If so... I will have buyers remorse =)
  23. Jiten macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2008
    Congrats with your purchase. Please don't forget to give us your impressions your unit's temperature while under heavy load.
  24. Evil Spoonman macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2011
    Apple has not shipped QuickSync drivers yet.

    Uhh, no… it still isn't a very demanding game whatsoever.
  25. MrFlynn, Feb 25, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2011

    MrFlynn thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Wrong. Go to Dalaran with 150 people in the main quad in the evening. On a Dual Geforce 295 liquid cooled quad core gaming tower at 1920x1200 I get 40fps. Anything I do in Crysis, FarCry, Fear2, Call of Duty Black Ops...much higher frame rates, usually over 100-150fps.

    -Note: some of it is how you have WOW configured. Where the system typically gets pushed is in outdoor environments that have long draw distances, while being set at 1920x1200 at 4 or 8xAA.

    Also, the new water rendering engine in WOW is on par with the better water engines out there (ie Crysis)

    When I rendered video in Handbrake earlier a fan came on but it was really quiet. Ill throw the temp monitor on it and measure it this morning for some info.

    My WOW settings comparrison was with everything set on medium, 4XAA and 1920x1200.

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