Simple Questions about Model names.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xkRoWx, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. xkRoWx macrumors regular


    Oct 15, 2007
    I often get confused with MBP names like "Santa Rosa" and "Penryn".

    How do you classify each model?
  2. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2007
    I'm not too edicated don this subject but I know a bit. Those are the names of the Intel processors.

    The current MBP's have the "Santa Rosa" processors. People are expecting the new MBP's to have the "Penryn" chips or possibly the new Montevina that are due out in June of 08.

    Here's some more information.
  3. killerwhack macrumors regular


    Aug 5, 2004
    Los Angeles, California
    Processor Code Names

    Those names are code names used by folks in the industry to clarify which version of a chip they are discussing. The Penryn and Santa Rosa chips are later generations of the Centrino 2 made by Intel. Centrino and Pentium and Xeon are names that the retail marketplace know the chips by.

    I don't think it is that important for the average person unless you like to be "in the know" about such things.
  4. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    Surrey, UK
    Just to clear up some confusion - Santa Rosa isn't a "chip" (processor), it's a "chipset". The Penryn processor ("chip") will still be on the "Santa Rosa" chipset when/if the new MBP arrives. The current "chip" is Merom.

    There will be a change later in the year to a new CHIPSET - Montevina, while still most liking using the Penryn processors.

    See here for further details:-

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