Request of 2.8Ghz Mid-2009 owners

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  1. maratus macrumors 6502a

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  2. mike1123 macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure it's the P9700 because the T9600 doesn't have Intel Virtualization technology.
     
  3. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    LOL, of course the the T9600 has Intel VT. Who told you it didn't? If it didn't, then the late 2008 2.8GHz MacBook Pro wouldn't be able to run Parallels 4 or VMware Fusion. Every 45nm notebook processor from Intel has VT. It's the P9700 by the way.
     
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  5. maratus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLG9F
    Only C0 revision doesn't list VT in support list, but AFAIK it does support VT.

    Good news!
    Does CPU-X work with your machine? Can you provide a main window screenshot as I'm interested in how well it detects socket info as well.
     
  6. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    It's a T9600. I just ran cpuid in Windows. Why wouldn't they use the P series?
     
  7. maratus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think that they had a bunch of T9600s left from previous generation BTO.
     
  8. mike1123 macrumors 6502

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    First of all, I was wrong. Sorry. Second of all... they are SERIOUSLY using the T's???? Damn. That sucks. Now I'm more tempted to get the 3.06...
     
  9. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    I'm more tempted to return the unit. I'd rather run a 25 watt 2.53 13" for the increased battery and decreased heat. This SATA thing has put a sour taste in my mouth as well.
     
  10. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    cpuz says my new 17" mbp 2.8 is a t9600. Is that bad, is the p9700 that much better?
     
  11. maratus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's how :apple: is working nowadays. Going with T9600 is very efficient way of wasting battery life if you ask me.
    I'm a bit dissapointed as my early-2008 MPB has T9300 (2.50Ghz, 35W) and it runs really hot (combined with 8600m GT)

    I had a nice plan upgrading to P9700 17" MBP with matte screen, but I'll skip this generation as well.

    As long as I'm fine with external battery pack, I'll be waiting for Early-2010 Arrandale MBP.
     
  12. mike1123 macrumors 6502

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    What annoys me is that I now cannot get a MBP with 6MB L2 and a 25W TDP. That really stinks.


    Edit: For a college laptop that I would like to perform for things like Logic, which should I focus more on? Should I just get the 2.66 (which is 25W, right?)
     
  13. maratus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    P9700 is better in terms of power consumtion. It has lower TDP due to lower voltage. Actual power consumption in real world is lower as well.
     
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    Ah **** it really is the T9600? Damn.. that sucks. Now I might just get the 3.06 as well since there is no TDP benefit anymore.
     
  15. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    P is better, and I can only assume a little more expensive. Sorry Apple, I paid $2,100 for better than this.
     
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    Larger cache will give you ~7% or less performance gain in real world.

    And yes, latest revision of P8800 (R0) is 25W
    but there was older P8800 (E0) with 35W TDP.

    E0
    http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLGLA

    R0
    http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLGLR

    I think that Apple may go with E0 revision as it's nicely corresponds with their current "back to past" upgrade strategy :D
     
  18. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    After Apple removed the 2.8 and replaced it with the 2.93 in March, they were probably left with a stockpile of T9600s that they couldn't move so the only option was to put them in instead of the more efficient P9700. So much for being green...
     
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    3.06 GHz = P?
     
  20. mike1123 macrumors 6502

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    Well it's that plus the higher clock speed... What kind of battery life savings would one see with the 2.66 vs the 2.8?
     
  21. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    3.06GHz is the T9900 with 35W TDP. Granted it is the fastest notebook Dual Core processor available from Intel or AMD and in benchmarks, will probably even beat the QX9300 in a few things.
     
  22. maratus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It all depend on CPU load. The higher load is the bigger difference is.
    My biggest complain was heat under 100% load.
     
  23. mike1123 macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, well anytime I'm doing something under 100% load, chances are I'll be at a desk with a power outlet, so maybe it doesn't matter?
     
  24. earthdan macrumors member

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    how about heat?

    Does anyone have any temperature readings for this model yet?

    cheers,
    Dan
     

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