New Intel Processor Questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by geltab, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. geltab macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2007
    Can anyone tell me the differences between the recently released Penryn and the upcoming Montevina processors and their chipsets? A few things I am wondering are: does the Montevina support more than 4 gb of ram, does the Montevina use less power, how much more powerful is it going to be?

    I am only looking for a comparison of these two processors and the differences in their specs. I don't care about release dates or when it is going in a MBP.

  2. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    Penryn already supports > 4GB of ram, the only trouble is > 2GB SoDIMM modules do not exist.

    Montevina is going to be revolutionary though, much like the change from a 286 to a Pentium. They are finally going to drop all the legacy old x86 crud that has accumulated in the design over the years.

    Oh, and by the way, keep on waiting.

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