Santa Rosa to Penryn Chips?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JonnyBravo, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. JonnyBravo macrumors regular

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    Hi all

    I'm looking to purchase a Macbook Pro on top of the current mac pro G5 I currently have. The reason for this thread is when I bought the Mac Pro, I missed the Intel Chips by 4 months. I was kinda pissed (well, just a little) b/c having that flexibility of running Boot Camp and some (keyword: "some") Windows apps would have been nice. Plus, soon after that...all applications were being rewritten to handle the Intel chips.

    Anyway, I keep hearing about the new Penryn chips that are likely to come out 2008. I doubt the change will be as dramatic as moving from a G5 to Intel.

    I guess my real question is, besides speed and better performance due to the improved architecture, is there something major in the Penryn chips that the current Santa Rosa chips may not be able to handle?

    FYI: I work with graphic and video editing.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    From the Intel site:

    http://blogs.intel.com/technology/2007/04/penryn.html
     
  3. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    I don't want to hijack but you have a Power Mac, not a Mac Pro. A Mac Pro has Intel processors, a Power Mac has the g5 processor(s).
     
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    since no one else has really answered your question, no there will not be that big of a difference, and no one knows when Apple will release MBPs with them, so if you want a laptop now, buy it now, if you want to wait 6 months, you got a chance that they will be released but like almost all apple products, no one knows when they will be released or updgraded
     
  5. JonnyBravo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey Jiddick...you're right...my bad...what was I thinking? :)

    Thanks for the response and I agree. I certainly don't want to wait for the latest innovations if I can do everything with the current.
     
  6. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    itll just be a lil faster, maybe a little cooler, but no new features
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    There will be new features (47 new SSE intructions) but you won't really notice them for a couple of years. Its sort of a G3->G4 transition.
     
  8. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    ok sure, but nothing like the difference between g5 and core duo
     
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Right. Until Apple changes its mind about processors, again. :D
     
  10. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    the biggest diffrence will be the reduced power and heat.
     

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