Old 2.4Ghz Blackbook vs. New 2.0Ghz MB

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by brettinlj, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. brettinlj macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2008
    I'm really having a tough time deciding between these two. The refurbished Black MB is $1099, while the new 2.0Ghz MB is $1250 after the student discount.

    What is the better buy if I'm not a gamer? I'm losing .4Ghz and 90GB of hard drive space in return for the newer design. The price difference is only $150. Will the non-3D performance be about the same, or will the 2.4Ghz still have some advantage?
  2. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    dude wtf?
    the new one has ddr3 and 1k fsb.
    those alone will demolish the old macbook in gaming.
    the video is just icing on the cake.
  3. brettinlj thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2008
    Not so interested in gaming? Now, will it "demolish" it in other ways is the question?

    Basically it comes down to:

    Is 2.0Ghz with 3MB L2 cache @ 1066Mhz FSB
    <greater than or less than>
    2.4Ghz with 3MB L2 cache @ 800Mhz FSB ?

  4. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    Not, for CPU intensive tasks, I suspect that the old one will be slightly faster. The "improved" the overall package vs. the CPU clock. So while you will get performance increases form the FSB, it is a slower CPU.

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