MacBook Pro Shared L2 Cache + Screen Questions?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Schmoyer, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Schmoyer macrumors newbie

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    I am weighing out options between the different variations of the MacBook Pro. I noticed the 2.4GHZ processor only had 3MB of L2 cache and the 2.5GHZ processor has 6MB. I assume the GHZ different to be basically undetectable but I was wondering if the doubled L2 cache would make a difference? Basically, which would you guys recommend, etc.

    Also, I know there are two screen "finishes" and was wondering which was preferred and if there were any downfalls to one or the other.

    Thanks!
     
  2. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    I changed from a 2.4 to a 2.5 and though it may be in my head. I am sure the 2.5 is faster.
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    duh its .1 ghz higher clocked and has an extra 2mb (i'm assuming you're refering to the 2.4 memorn that has 4mb l2) of cache of course its faster:p
     
  4. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    Actually it was 2.4 Current MBP, with 3 mb cache also I have a 2.6 SR 17" and it s on par with that.
     
  5. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    ah, well, with double the cache sure its going to feel faster
     
  6. wk127001 macrumors member

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    Depends on the application. I imagine certain applications such as video editing make much better use of a larger cache than say, firefox. In reality, the difference is probably almost negligible. There are some benchmarks floating around the web on it so I'd search for those.

    I'm a programmer so I like the matte, but its definitely personal preference.
     

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