Sandy Bridge

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by saberahul, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Hello,

    I'm still quite new to this Mac thing so excuse my innocence in this regard. A co worker of mine mentioned that a i5 sandy bridge processor is far superior to a regular i7 processor. Couple questions popped up from this.

    1. I bought my MBP (see sig) in July 2011 – I believe this has the Sandy bridge processor. Is that correct?
    2. What exactly is this Sandy bridge? Is it something like Centrino or Pentium 4 in the PC world? (this may be a stupid question)
    3. Is the sandy bridge much faster than the regular i7 model?
    4. Is there a specific name for the i7 model?
     
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    Sandy Bridge is second-gen Core iX. All Macs released in 2011 use Sandy Bridge. The only new Macs sold by Apple without Sandy Bridge now are the Mac Pro (workstation tower desktop machine not to be confused with the MacBook Pro laptops).
     
  3. saberahul thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Great, thanks for the reply.
     

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