WHAT IS GOING ON? Are the benchmarks not reflecting the reality?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ptjh, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. ptjh macrumors regular

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    What I want to know is why the new MBP is outperformed by a laptop made nearly a year ago i.e. the 2.6 MBP? I know it has 0.7 improvement in clock speed but what about apple's 'wonderful improvment's' with the DDR3 and better graphics performance. These don't seem to count for much according to the test.

    MacBook Pro (Late 2008)
    Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 @ 2.53GHz 3290

    MacBook Pro (Early 2008)
    Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 @ 2.60GHz 3375


    http://www.primatelabs.ca/blog/category/geekbench/

    WHAT IS GOING ON?

    1) Are the benchmarks not reflecting the reality of performance?

    2) Do the benchmarks infer that processor speed is the most important factor and therefore, that the 2.8 might be worth an upgrade?

    3) Do the benchmarks imply that the nvidia chipsets are worse performers overall than intels early 2008 offerings?

    :confused:

    Could anyone who can get their hands on one test the new 2.8 GHz MB Pro? Thanks
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    Nope. It means XBench and or geekbench needs to be updated and compiled using the newer architecture.

    That happened before.
     
  3. ptjh thread starter macrumors regular

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    So are you saying that the 2.53 MBP is likely to be faster than the old 2.6?
     
  4. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say yes. That 1066MHz should come in handy.
     

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