Macbook Pro V Desktop Comparison

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JK.online, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. JK.online macrumors member

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    I'm just wondering which would be more powerful (for games, photography and a bit of video editing), between this desktop:

    3.00GHz Pentium 4 (Can't remember which one - no dual core though)
    1GB Ram
    ATi X1300SE Graphics card

    Compared to a 15" Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz.

    The only thing the desktop has going for it is the 3GHz chip, so I'm just wondering if I'll notice a big performance leap compared to my current desktop.

    Cheers (thanks for trying to get through this very inarticulate post)
     
  2. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    A 2.4ghz Core 2 Duo is easily faster than 3GHz P4.

    Its down to the graphics card for games(which I know nothing about), but for everything else the MBP easily wins.
     
  3. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    The MBP in this case. The graphics card in the SR is about as good as it gets for laptops and especially mac laptops.
     
  4. Mantronix macrumors regular

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    I have a Pent 2.53, 2gigs of ram with a Radeon x800 pro card desktop and my friend's SR MBP runs circles around it.
     
  5. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Also the X1300 is a damn weak GPU. Especially for a desktop.
     
  6. Skuta macrumors newbie

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    What about MBP 2.4 GHz, 7200 RPM hdd vs desktop AMD 64 3500 (2.2 GHz), 2 GB ram and GF 7800 GTX?
     
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  8. Skuta macrumors newbie

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    already waiting on mine =) just wanted to know how much more powerful the CPU in the MBP is compared to my desktop AMD64 3500+ (2.2 GHz).
     
  9. netdog macrumors 603

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    MBP for sure, though the new iMac bump should be faster still, and the 24" screen is really great for video editing.
     
  10. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Depends on if its the GF 7800 GTX -512MB or GF 7800 GTX -256 MB.
    If its the first, I would take that computer over the MBP for gaming. If not, stick with the MBP.
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    def mbp in this case... the 8600 would flogg that x1300 crap
     

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