Santa Rosa or Peryn CPU in my MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by metamind, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. metamind macrumors newbie


    Mar 30, 2009
    Costa Rica
    I tried to find more information about my processor because I am confused about if my MBP is a Santa Rosa or Peryn CPU enable computer...

    My Specs:

    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz

    I found very confusing information about my laptop because there is not clear documentation at INTEL website. My computer is supposed to be a Santa Rosa late 2007 but it was upgrade to this processor 2.6 GHz. when I go to search info about it , there is no info about any Santa Rosa CPU with this specs, only Penryn.
    I didn't find any accuracy documentation for my processor so far.
    It looks that INTEL produced 2 versions (T7800 and X7800) other websites says E6700 with same specs.
    Some light about how to get this information?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Its both, the C2D chipset that's called Penryn.
  3. Solid Raven macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2008
    I thought the chipset was called Santa Rosa, the cpu itself is penryn.
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    This is correct.
  5. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2008
    Warsaw, Poland
    Penryn is the CPU, Santa Rosa is a "platform" - CPU + mainboard chipset + wifi adapter. (That's just Intel's way of selling its other products along with its CPUs). Apple never used all the parts, but MacBooks with Merom/Penryn and Intel Mobile 965 Express series chipset were referred to as "Santa Rosa" anyway.

    Your processor is probably T7800, and if so it's Merom, not Penryn.

    Link to T7800:,SLAF6

    More about Santa Rosa (and generally Centrino) platform:
  6. Joruus macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009
    Quite Simple, or not so.
    Grab a Copy of Virtual Box. Download any linux Distrubution, something like Damn Small Linux and after you logged into the Shell type this: cat /proc/cpuinfo voila your done :p

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