Macbook white tests

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

  1. Dotty macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2006
    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?

  2. Igantius macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2007
    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

    May 20, 2007
    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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