Macbook Pro 2.16GHz or 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo. Is there a speed difference?.

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  1. NyMetsFan08 macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone how's it going I was just wondering is there a significant speed difference between the macbook pro 2.16ghz vs. the 2.2ghz. Anyone have any details on that. Also on the video card?.
     
  2. groovetrain macrumors newbie

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    Aren't those from different processor generations? I thought the 2.2 was the Penryn, and the 2.16 was from the first-gen Core 2 Duo. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    If this is the case, the 2.2 would be faster and more power-efficient.

    groovetrain
     
  3. NyMetsFan08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    2.2 is santa rosa the 2.16 is late 2006 model.
     
  4. Pak^Man macrumors regular

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    How Much??

    I'm trying to figure out the same thing.... but how much of a difference in real-world performance? (for non-techies)

    10-20%?? 30%? More than 50%? Just ballpark it based on how you feel about it....

    Thanks a million!! :)
     
  5. Batt macrumors 65816

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    I would guess there wouldn't be enough of a speed difference to matter. Why the question? Trying to decide which one to buy? If so, and the 2.16 is $100 or more cheaper, then that's the one to buy.
     
  6. Pak^Man macrumors regular

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    Yeah!!

    Just did... $1200 (minus $200 I am hoping to get back from Live search) for:

    2.16 GHz, 15.4" glossy, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, 256MB x1600 GPU, Applecare until Nov 2009, and free case thrown in.

    My first ever Pro machine.... Now I'm just waiting for Starcraft II ;)


    Thanks for your help!!
     
  7. NyMetsFan08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am looking for a macbook pro myself that is quick! looking to spend $1000-1200 price range. So there is not a big difference between the 2.16ghz vs. the 2.2. How about the graphics Nvidia vs. ATI.
     
  8. Pak^Man macrumors regular

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    Your point of view might be differenet: But I was specfically looking for a MBP with an ATI card. The NVIDIA card has issues, and some have died or gone bad. Apple will replace them if that happens in the initial 2 years (I think), with or without warranty. After that you are on your own... You can search the Forums for more on this.

    Performance-wise the NVIDIA is much better card. I'm just more of a pessimist.... so I traded some power for peace of mind.

    Good Luck!!
     
  9. Pak^Man macrumors regular

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    Actually, here you go on the NVIDIA GPU issue:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=578050
     
  10. NyMetsFan08 thread starter macrumors regular

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  11. Batt macrumors 65816

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    I've got ATI in my MBP and in my new iMac (at work). They're fine for what I do, but I don't play games, so what do I know?
     
  12. Batt macrumors 65816

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    Good deal! Congratulations.
     
  13. NyMetsFan08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    do you know if the macbook pros 2.16ghz are fast. Core 2 Duo. Will I be satisfied.
     
  14. Batt macrumors 65816

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    Define fast. For what programs? Safari? Fast. Mail? Fast. Photoshop? Fast. I think you'll be satisfied, but I thought my wife might like Spam (the meat product) too. I was wrong on that one.
     
  15. NyMetsFan08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    you think i should get the 2.2ghz instead?
     
  16. Batt macrumors 65816

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    I wonder why you started another thread? And this kind of question - regarding other Macs, like your Mini - seems to be a hobby of yours.
     

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