Macbook white tests

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dotty, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Dotty macrumors member

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    Hay, has anyone got any graphs on the performance of the macbook?

    How does the macbook 1.8 core duo compare to the 2gig core 2 duo?

    Or even 1.8 core 2 duo?

    Is there much of a difference? Would you chose core 2 duo over core duo?

    I was looking at the mac mini's comparing solo 1.5 to duo 1.8 and from the 1.8 duo to the 2gig core 2 duo there doesnt seem to be much of a difference.

    Basically what im asking is; is there much point spending an extra 100 quid or so on a core 2 duo?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it's worth it.

    There are quite a lot of benchmarks comparing the two processors (just do a google search) and the C2D is noticeably faster. Also, unless I'm mistaken the CD MBs have a 2MB level 2 cache, the C2D ones (excluding the 1.83GHz model) have a 4MB cache, which again makes them faster.
     
  3. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

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    Core Duo 1.8 to Core 2 Duo 2.0: 1/9 faster in Hz but 64-bit CPU with some other things improved so probably more different than that, 20% in general maybe?

    1.8 Core 2 Duo to 2.0 Core 2 Duo: 1/9 difference.

    Choose Core 2 Duo over Core Duo? Definitly, mostly for 64bit instructions. More efficient power saving and faster aswell.

    1.5 solo to 1.8 duo will be more than 100% difference, so that's a huge one.

    1.8 to 2.0 rather unintresting.

    100 quid to 2.0 core 2 duo from what? 1.5 core single? Are both new machines? I guess I'd opt for the core 2 duo. From a 1.8 core duo system? Not worth it.
     

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