MacBook Pro Benchmarks. (2008 vs. 2011)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by heldtbt, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. heldtbt macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2007
    Hi all,

    I’m thinking of purchasing a new MacBook Pro. My last purchase was the Late 2008 15” 2.53 Ghz model with 4gb Ram.

    I’m wondering if anyone has any links or information comparing benchmarks of my current model with the high end 15” MacBook Pro model currently on sale.

    Also, do you really think the next MacBook Pro update will get rid of the optical drive? Any thoughts about BluRay or retina displays in the next update?

    Before I bought my Macbook Pro late 2008, I had waited for a major design refresh and I’m glad I did. I just don’t know if it will be worth waiting for the next major refresh, and what the advantages will be. I mean, to me, the current design is nearly perfect in every way!

    Any thoughts are appreciated.

    Thank you!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    I'd call both extremely unlikely.
  4. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2008
    There aren't many that sites or reviews that benchmark both computers because the 2008 models are not very relevant right now. Geekbench is one that I can think of, and 3dMark is another.

    I have an early 2008 MBP which is a little bit slower than yours and honestly, the newer machines just blow it out of the water in any benchmark. There isn't much need to compare the actual figures. The only thing in which the newer notebooks doesn't completely dominate in are HDD limited benchmarks.
  5. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2011
    #5 would likely have tests of 2008 and 2011 models, including graphics tests. You'll have to go into the archives to see the 2008 data.
  6. Signal-11 macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    2nd Star to the Right
    I went from an early 2008 2.5GHz C2D, 4GB RAM w/512MB vid RAM to the latest 2.5GHz i7, 8GB w/1GB vid RAM model last month.

    Not even close. 3-4 times faster on benchmarks, whole different league for 3D applications.
  7. fisherking macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    i went from a (13") 2008 macbook (not named 'pro' in that iteration) to a late-2011 13" macbook pro. also went from a 5400rpm drive and 4g ram to an ssd and 8g ram...and my geekbench scored literally doubled.

    the ssd btw is TOTALLY worth the investment..
  8. dijboon macrumors newbie


    Sep 14, 2017
    i have 2 MacBooks a 2008 15 inch and 2.5 you and a macbook pro 2011 *with out sad
    both run el capitan the difference in start uo is that the 2011 beats the 2008
    the 2008 takes 1:22 to load el capitan were the 2011 already is ready to use within a 1:09

    to much difference the 15 inch is easier to use although older it has more programs than the other macbook pro , but in most takes there is a win for the 2011 version

    yeah a sed will speed things up faster , so 2008 WITH A SSD can be faster than a 2011 with normal hdd
    because ssd has memory chips instead of a rotating magnetic disc that has to be read with a hdd magnetic head and the hdd ia more fragile

    but do not upgrade it your self let iy be done by a professional that knows what he does
  9. daddadc macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2017
    I upgraded to an SSD myself, and also swooped out the Superdrve for a HDD. I'm not a professional.
  10. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    You guys do realise that this post is from 2012 yeah?

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