upgrade MBP C1D to MBP SR C2D?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by renault4, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. renault4 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    I have a 2Ghz Core Duo 15in MacBook Pro and I am considering an upgrade to the current Santa Rosa MBP. Is there a sufficient performance gain in the delta between these two generations to warrant an upgrade?
  2. DerekS macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    I would say so.

    You can review benchmarks people have posted at www.xbench.com to make your own choice, but my opinion was that 1st-3rd gen jump was big, the 2nd-3rd gen jump was not (except in the area of graphics performance, if that's important to you.)
  3. brutusvimes macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2007
    I would say yes. If you're still on Core Duo (as opposed to Core 2 Duo) you're not on full 64 bit yet. The move to Leopard will surely mean your machine is far more optimized. I don't know if you're a gamer, but once the drivers mature the 8600 will knock the old card out of the water.
  4. amoda macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2006

    I'm doing the same thing you are, upgrading from a CD to a SR. I'm going from a 1.83 though. I didn't recieve my new MBP yet but once I do i can let you know if it was worth the hassel. It's expected to come by next wednesday but i'll let you know asap.
  5. dollystereo macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2004
    Exchange a 1.5 years old super fast computer, dont think so.
    The CD MBP is a very performing machine. If you dont do serious work like HD editing, Maya or play the last game, you will see none improvements.
    You will just throw away 1000 usd. (upgrade price)
    I have the same machine, I have made the question, Do I really need something faster?
    Tiger will scream in this machine anyway. Is 32 and 64 bits optimized, not only 64 bits.
    Do I use programs that need large memory blocks access , 4gb?
    So, I stay with my CD MBP.
  6. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Unless you absolutely NEED 4GB of RAM, the SR was a no big deal upgrade and there are better ones down the pike. The CD should perform beautifully with Leopard so just keep plugging away with that beautiful machine. When you do finally upgrade, it will be a MUCH more substantial jump than this one and you will have a great machine in the meantime that will not slow you down.
  7. renault4 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    your experience and impressions will be useful and interesting to hear!


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