MBP CD 2.16 vs MBP C2D 2.16

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zathu, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Zathu macrumors regular


    Nov 16, 2006
    So I'm planning to buy a MacBook Pro this weekend. I had my eye on the $1599 2.16GHz Core Duo Reburb, but it looks like those have sold out as they're no longer on apple.com.

    I'm thinking about scraping together a bit more cash to get the $1799 (with student discount) MacBook Pro with the Core 2 Duo. It's got a few pluses such as the the processor, dual layer, 802.11n, etc.. but it's got a 128MB x1600 where the 2.16GHz Core Duo MBP had a 256MB card. I'm wondering how that balance shift that will affect gaming.

    I'm planning on playing WoW and maybe some First Person Shooters. Does anyone have any good benchmark links or other insight?

  2. Transeau macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2005
    Alta Loma, CA
    http://barefeats.com/ :)

    The 1600 isn't exactly the fastest thing out there... Personally, I would go for the faster CPU over more video memory. 128M should be fine at a "normal" resolution...
  3. Kendall015 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2006
    Some food for thought from the site Transeau linked to:

    "More good news. Using Graphiccelerator, we were able to display the core frequencies of the ATI Mobility Radeon 1600 GPU while running OpenGL 3D games on the new 15" MacBook Pro. To our delight, the core clock jumped from 311MHz to 423MHz. The memory clock jumped from 297MHz to 450MHz. In the previous series of 15" MacBook Pros the clock speed remained at lower levels (we assume) due to cooling issues. Only the 17" MacBook Pros were up-clocking."

    I would say go for the C2D.

    It's from here: http://barefeats.com/mbcd6.html

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