performance increase 2008 vs 2012 MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yth, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. yth macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    #1
    I have an early-2008 MBP. It has a 2.4 Ghz Core 2 duo CPU.

    I was looking at the new 2012 models. 2.6 Ghz is not a huge increase over 2.4 Ghz, but I know that clock rate is meaningless in comparing these CPUs

    Can someone estimate a benchmark between the two? (I realize that you get 4 CPUs instead of 2)
     
  2. Bradllez macrumors 6502

    Bradllez

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Location:
    Orlando
    #2
    Geekbench scores your model up to 4000.

    Geekbench scores the new models almost up to 13000.
     
  3. Laco macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    #3

    The newer model is about 4 times more powerful.

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks
     
  4. MH01 macrumors G4

    MH01

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    #4
    You will get about 3 times boast in performance. Yours gets about 4k with the new ones around 11500. Nice boast to be honest if your CPU limited at the moment
     
  5. yth thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    #5
    hey thanks! is it 4x more powerful per core, or overall?

    in other words, is each core 2x more powerful, or 4x? thanks!
     
  6. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

    bozz2006

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    Location:
    Minnesota
    #6
    it would be 4 times more powerful overall. And you have to take into account also, that something simple like playing a 1080p flash video will probably be more than your current computer can handle, while it wouldn't even cause the new machines to break a sweat.
     
  7. hkim1983 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    #7
    I can verify this, in fact, I tested this in store (on a lowly 13" pro) with a 1080p flash stream. Never went above 60% cpu use, fans never revved up to an audible level, and temperatures remained nice and cool.

    My '08 Alu Macbook can't say the same, lol.
     
  8. iFanboy Guest

    #8
    I'm undertaking a similar upgrade right now. Can't wait for my retine MBP to arrive.

    DAT RES :eek:
     
  9. Chic0 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #9
    I'm in a similar position as the OP. Still using my unibody MBP 15" late 2008. I've been itching to order a Retina model, but having trouble deciding which one.

    Looking on that Geekbench page my 2.53 core2duo scores 3838.
     
  10. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

    bozz2006

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    Location:
    Minnesota
    #10
    Yep, i have a 15" 2011 MBP and a 2008 aluminum Macbook. I can't play 1080p on the MB, but it barely taxes the cpu on the mbp.
     
  11. leman macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    #11
    Even the mac book air will beat the top MBP from 2009 (both CPU and GPU wise). The mobile performance has increased dramatically over the last few years. Nowadays, the difference between desktop and mobile CPUs in very small.
     
  12. TopToffee macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    #12
    I'm making the same jump...

    2008 MBP to the RMBP.

    Can't wait. The next 3-4 weeks are going to DRAG.
     
  13. yth thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    #13
    do people think the retina mbp will be good for the next 4+ years? it's disappointing that you can't upgrade it, except possibly at very high expense.

    i'm also concerned about durability. it sounds like if one component fails, you need to replace the entire logic board

    ----------

    for example, my early 2008 MBP has 200 GB space and it is 100% full.

    the new retina MBP won't give me any additional storage, even though i'll be needing it for the next 4+ years
     
  14. bigalow, Jun 17, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012

    bigalow macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    #14
    I'm going from a 2006 MacBook Pro Intel C2D 2.33GHz that scores 3034 to a new retina - I'm every bit as psyched as you all.

    Currently, my new machine is sitting in Memphis instead of making it's way to me. I'm doing my best to be patient :)
     
  15. iFanboy Guest

    #15
    I plan on keeping mine for 4 years.

    The durability question is quickly becoming moot for most thin and light laptops - pretty much across the PC and MAC range the thinner and lighter models are fast becoming not user repairable/upgradable. It's seemingly how they achieve thinner and lighter in the first place.

    So if user repairable/upgradable is a pre-requisite, I would guess that the thinner and lighter laptops that are about to come onto the market aren't for you?
     
  16. bigalow macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    #16
    if you get applecare or live in one of those places in europe where there is 3 years of coverage, the chances are slim that you wont be covered if you need a replacement of some sort. If you are problem free for 3 years it stands to reason that you are likely okay until your ssd dies on you. Personally, after 3 years on a ssd, I'll likely have a ssd ready on standby to swap out anyways.
     
  17. MH01 macrumors G4

    MH01

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    #17
    Simple answer No, in 4 years it will be slow, the ram will be outdated and even a 758 ssd small. Basically u have to get AppleCare with the retina and sell it before it expires. Repairs on this thing will cost a fortune. Basically you do not want to own one outside of AppleCare. So whatever your going to pay, add extra for the AppleCare
     
  18. yth thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    #18
    looks like the best option is a non-retina MBP? for $2,200, i can get: 15" high-res anti-gloss screen, 2.6 Ghz, 1 TB HDD (only 5400rpm though), and 8 GB RAM

    really, i'm not sure that the retina is for "pro" users -- it's more of a consumer luxury good with "pro" branding -- but whatever, i don't care how other people use their computers
     
  19. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    #19
    It depends on what you're doing. I can only speak to viewing lots and lots of text, and the retina is second to none in this regard.

    I haven't jumped in, and I really prefer smaller devices. But it's quite difficult to purchase an Air air at this point and it'd be the same for a regular MBP.
     
  20. Badrottie Suspended

    Badrottie

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #20
    I wonder why your score 3033 is low than mine 3134 but your CPU is better than mine.
     
  21. bigalow, Jun 18, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2012

    bigalow macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    #21
    not my personal score - I got that geekbench score as a result of a google search.

    update: I ran geekbench myself and got a 3344. goes to show ya that google doesn't know everything ;)
     

Share This Page