Sandy Bridge v. Penryn - Video Editing

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  1. gt3920 macrumors newbie

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    I have mid-2011 13" macbook air 1.7 i5 with 4gb ram, and I was offered a mid-2009 3.06 dual core 15" macbook pro with 8gb ddr3 for trade. I primarily need to use fcpx for video editing. Would I be making a downgrade in speed if I trade for the mbp? I could really use screen real estate.
     
  2. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    You're going to trade a bit of processor speed,and disk speed for the screen.

    Will you notice a difference while rendering? Probably. I'd ask though if you're just publishing to youtube and vimeo if it really matters.?
     
  3. gt3920 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'd be publishing to vimeo/youtube and working with .r3d files. I don't want to sacrifice rendering time. Anyway to confirm that this indeed is a slower macbook?
     
  4. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Much, much slower. And video editing also relies on the graphics processor, which is crap in the older computer. The Air is all around more powerful, with better disk transfer speeds.
     
  5. c1phr macrumors 6502

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    You're far better off getting an external display if you need the screen real estate, and keeping your Sandy Bridge. The Penryn will not be a great experience.


    Oh, and I just realized, the screen resolution is exactly the same from your Air to the Pro. You won't really get more items on the screen, everything will just seem scaled up.
     
  6. GermanyChris, Aug 15, 2013
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    about a ~1000gb points seperate the two computer your talking ~1min faster render on a 10 min if both have SSD's
     
  7. AppleTecFan macrumors 6502

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    Not even remotely worth, you are better off getting an external monitor for your 13" MacBook
     

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