Speed gain on MBP unibody/Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oc2pus, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. oc2pus macrumors member

    May 15, 2008
    Hi there,

    a friend of mine just bought the 17" Unibody MBP speccing it with an SSD and 8 GB RAM.
    He is a Macintosh user since the very early days and he told me, he is quite disappointed of the performance gain he feels over his last generation MBP running at 4 GB RAM and a HDD.
    Our discussion went on and I stated that I could imagine a quite considerable performance boost once Snow Leopard is published.
    Is this true, asking those who tried a beta version of it or would he be much more amazed to wait until the MBP had a reasonable CPU-upgrade.

    I myself realized a performance gain in comparison to my last gen MB and I'm considering myself not to be dreaming...
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Why did you state something if you weren't sure it was true? :confused:

    The beta is, obviously, still a beta, so until we get closer to the GM is difficult to say how big a performance boost he would see.
  3. lordthistle macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2008
    Gold medal?
    He actually used a Unibody 17" MBP?
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  5. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Yeah, I didn't think these were out yet?
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    This is clearly a lie because the 17" Unibody Macbook Pro's havn't even come out yet

    I would tell your 'friend' to stop telling you BS and get a life.

    Any operating system such as Snow Leopard will have performance increases, due to its open CL, open GL, Hybrid SLI and Hybrid SLY capabilities, which you can google to find out more about. It also slims down most native apps by more than 50%.

    Considering it has hardly any new features if it didn't provide performance increases noone would buy it? so its a bit obvious really.

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