Should I get 3.06ghz C2D or 2.4ghz i5 Macbook Pro 15inch?

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  1. mikeulus macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I could get the C2D for about 500bucks less. I don't really care about the price. I just would like to know which one has better performance processor wise. And I already know that the geforce 330 is better than the 9600, even though the latter has double the vram.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jaredm1 macrumors regular

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    If you don't care about the money then the i5 probably has the performance advantage. Bear in mind though that it will probably be really small compared to a 3.06Ghz C2D.
     
  3. mikeulus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Basically I just didn't want to spend 500$ extra for a processor that may be slightly worse.
     
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  5. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    The i5 is faster and will last you longer in theory also you will most likely recover some money also supports audio over the mini display pot. Big thing also being you can have a high res screen now. Things to think about.
     
  6. mikeulus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I went with the standard 2.4ghz i5 with regular resolution display. Reason is because I like to play call of duty every once in a while and the 330 will probably be better than the 9600.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Good choice; I didn't realize the 3.06GHz C2D dropped that much in prices! :eek:
     
  8. slapple macrumors 6502

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    500 bucks less? Where? At the Apple store, it seems like refurbs with the 3.06GHz C2D are almost the same price as the new i5/i7 models.
     

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