No Intel-VT in new MBP 17?

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  1. ayeying macrumors 601

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    According to the current specs on the Intel website, it looks like the 2.66GHz and 2.93GHz Core 2 Duo don't have Virtualization Technology. Would this have a big impact, if true, on running virtual machines? I plan on getting a 17" 2.66GHz to be used as my own personal machine, and leave my current MacBook for work only.

    Edit: I'm mistaken on the 2.93GHz. The 2.93GHz has Virtualization Technology, but it uses 35 watts vs the 25 watts on the 2.66GHz
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    So which 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo does the 17" MacBook Pro have?

    Also take a look at the P7370.
     
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    The T9550 has Virtualization but it also use 35 watts. I'm not 100% sure but is the current 15" MacBook Pro use 35 or 25 watt processors? I know the MacBook use 25 watts.
     
  6. avalys macrumors 6502

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    Intel's VT extensions are flawed - VMWare does not even use them, because they get better performance using their software techniques. I don't know about Parallels, but I doubt they know something VMWare doesn't.

    http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/6.828/2008/readings/adams06vmware.pdf

    Intel is probably dropping them from some processors until they come up with a better version. So, this isn't something that should affect your decision.
     
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    It's used to upsell more expensive processors as well.
     

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