Specifically, what's the difference b/t 2.2GHz and 2.4GHz?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Aniej, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    What is impacted specifically by upgrading to 2.4GHz? I am not sure I need it, but just trying to understand what is affected?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. psychofreak Retired

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    Processor intensive tasks include video gaming, and video encoding, which the 2.4GHz will be better at :)
     
  4. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

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    so for someone like me who does not play video games (anymore) and really is more focused on general uses, the 2.2GHz seems more than sufficient?
     
  5. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    Look at it this way:

    You wouldn't notice a difference going from a 2ghz core duo to a 2.4ghz core 2 duo for general uses ;) So the 200mhz is meaningless to you :)
     
  6. Frankf300 macrumors regular

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    In reality, I don't think the difference is large enough to justify putting out the extra $500 for an extra 200mhz of power. Granted, the graphics are a little better and the HDD a little bigger, but for me at least, I can't justify $500 for 200mhz of extra processing power. For someone who is constantly using processor hungry applications it's probably different. For me, I'll take the 2.2ghz and be happy. :D
     
  7. Bob Jovi macrumors regular

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    doesn't the 2.2 have 128MB SDRAM whereas the 2.4 has 256MB SDRAM?
     
  8. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    Video ram, yes, but it will not be noticed for this guy.
     

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