Processor Confusion - intel Penryns chip vs intel Merom chip?? HUH?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chris001, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. chris001 macrumors regular


    Jan 31, 2008
    it doesn't really affect me much.
    i'm just curious.

    so the 1st, 2nd, 3rd generation has the intel core duo chipset. with the 2nd and 3rd generation has the updated core duo chipset (core 2 duo) i know i'm right so far.

    so are these chips the Merom Chips?

    Now, the 4th generation Macbooks (the new one's just realeased) they have the Penryn Chip? <-- is this still core 2 duo technology? an updated version???

    is this correct?? :confused:
  2. Antimatter macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2007
    The Penryn chips are indeed still Core 2 Duo.
  3. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    I think the only difference is that they are just making them thinner and a bit more efficient every time.

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