Santa Rosa Benchmarks

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johnee, May 12, 2007.

  1. johnee macrumors 6502a


    Found this, it came out yesterday :

    it's benchmarks for a SR windows machine.

    Looks good, but seems to be a big difference between 2.2 and 2.4 GHz.

    Power savings looks to be much better than napa.

    One thing I found really interesting in (at least in their tested system) the machine booted 2 seconds faster with Turbo Memory (flash ram) disabled! But it is a window machine, let's hope apple tailors osx/bios to take advantage of the flash ram.
  2. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
    yay. I can't wait to get my 2.4GHz Macbook Pro.
  3. johnee thread starter macrumors 6502a


    hopefully tomorrow is the day.

    I just hope these benchmarks aren't true for the bootup time with Turbo memory in apple systems.
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    that gap between the 2.2 and the 2.4 is large, but not as large as it looks. The graphs are skewed - if you actually look at the numbers, the difference is usually about 10%, which is, of course, basically what you'd expect based on the clock speed.

    Anyway, here's hoping that the SR MBPs come out tomorrow. I won't get one right away, but if all is well, I might have to upgrade to one in a few paychecks. :)
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    You have to watch out for their graphs...note where the graph starts on the left side -- it's not at zero! ;) There seems to be as large or larger an effect of the SR 2.2 vs. the Napa 2.16 in comparison to the SR 2.4 and Napa 2.4, meaning that there may be alternate limiting factors by the time you reach 2.4 (On many of the tests, there was a robust difference between the 2.2GHz processors but the 2.4's were close to neck and neck).

    The Robson data was interesting... although they never say what size or spec Robson cache they had on the computer or how they verified it was actually being used by Vista (which, especially considering this is almost the first computer that actually has the technology...). I wonder if Apple will end up using this technology or not. I don't care that much, since I rarely reboot, but it has other benefits....
  6. drumforfun19 macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2007
    awesome! I really can't wait for SR to come out.

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