santa rosa chips

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pieseller, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. pieseller macrumors member

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    i am not too tech savvy. would anybody be able to explain what 'santa rosa chips' are?

    are they better than the dual core 2 processor chips or are they even related? and importantly why should i care about them in a mac?

    any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. pieseller thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for that Eidorian, but wikipieda uses tech language and words that are out of my knowledge. can the chips e sumarised in more simpler terms?
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's the same Core 2 Duo chips from last time except with a faster data bus, new processor socket, and a new wireless card.
     
  4. MacPossum macrumors 6502

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    The biggest difference is probably the bus speed increase. Previous chips had a front side bus of 667MHZ while the Santa Rosa chips now have a bus speed of 800MHZ.
     

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