MBP: Core Duo vs C2D; Your Opinions?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pak^Man, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Pak^Man macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Hi All,
    I'm considering taking advantage of the plunging price of the MBP's on eBay to snag one for myself.

    Firstly, I am not overly concerned about the difference in GPU cards, but only the processors.

    Apple says 39%: But how much of difference in performance is there between Core Duo and C2D chips of comparable clock speed.... let's say 2.16 and 2.2 GHz in real world performance (eg. HD encoding, DVD Ripping, HD playback, and light gaming)? Once again, not taking GPU into account.

    Secondly, the First Gen (2007) MBP only officially support 2GB RAM, but I've heard that they can run as much as 3GB. Is that right?

  2. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    The Core 2 Duo is newer and better, if you plan to keep it a couple of years I would go for the newer Core 2 Duo.
  3. RITZFit macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2007
    In my Corner
    I think the CD is only 32 bit while the C2D is 64bit (I'm about 80% sure on the CD). either way, between the two I'd say definitely go for the C2D system.

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