what is merom?

Propeller

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Can some one fill me in, is this a new chip that's replacing the Intel already? I'm juggling between getting a powerbook or a dual core desktop. I'm using the box for motion graphics and editing. If anyone can fill me in on merom and if it's worth the wait then that would be great!
 

ZoomZoomZoom

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Merom is intel's new chip for notebooks.

Core Duo = "Yonah"
Core 2 Duo = "Merom"

Technicalities aside, just imagine Merom as being the same as the chips in the MBPs today, just about 10%-15% faster.
 

Apple Corps

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Propeller said:
Can some one fill me in, is this a new chip that's replacing the Intel already? I'm juggling between getting a powerbook or a dual core desktop. I'm using the box for motion graphics and editing. If anyone can fill me in on merom and if it's worth the wait then that would be great!
Propeller - welcome - suggest you do a search - this topic has been beat to death in many many threads.

To help you - Merom is Intel's next mobile cpu - replacing the current Yonah. Lots of debate as to how much real improvement will be seen.
 

HecubusPro

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viccles said:
That's not a statement with evidence you can make until merom is released into the notebooks
It slightly owns yonah...
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=288

But the difference isn't enough for those who have core duo systems to upgrade to core 2 duo unless you're rich or stupid. I'm waiting for core 2 duo because it's my first computer in almost 4 years. I want a MBP c2d system as opposed to a windows c2d system. Hopefully apple will give me what I desire sooner rather than later.
 

trapperjohn117

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I need to get a macbook tomarrow for a trip so I cant wait but I was putting it off to get a c2d macbook when they come put because 1. faster, even if its only marginally so and 2. if I buy now Ill be stuck with a 32 bit processor instead of a 64 bit one when apples entire line is converted to be 64 bit

hmm I think this is the first time I didnt want to buy a new computer... It will be a welcome upgrade from an emac with 256 megs of memory though!
 

gadgetgirl85

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HecubusPro said:
It slightly owns yonah...
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=288

But the difference isn't enough for those who have core duo systems to upgrade to core 2 duo unless you're rich or stupid. I'm waiting for core 2 duo because it's my first computer in almost 4 years. I want a MBP c2d system as opposed to a windows c2d system. Hopefully apple will give me what I desire sooner rather than later.
Hmm I would like to be the rich option :D
 

Jasonbot

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Revised statement:

Merom pws Yonah!

Notes:
merom is 64bit!
Merom has better TDP Even if it is only slightly
Merom is faster
Merom is cooler
Merom sounds cooler
Merom is not in Macbooks :( :(
 

e²Studios

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Jasonbot said:
Revised statement:

Merom pws Yonah!

Notes:
merom is 64bit!
Merom has better TDP Even if it is only slightly
Merom is faster
Merom is cooler
Merom sounds cooler
Merom is not in Macbooks :( :(
Slightly better performance, but with most apps and real world use you will not see a difference.

64 bit wont matter for at least 5 years at a minimum since most software companies still run their apps in 32 bit. And once 64 bit matters and you have to upgarde the Merom would probably be in no better position than a Yonah as far as power goes. See this post, its explained better http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=2829360&postcount=60

merom is marginally faster, the average user probably wont notice.

merom actually produces more heat under load

Merom does sound cooler, i agree there :D

Merom wont be in MacBooks until Apple has a complete solution, think 2007 :)

Merom is Intel marketing hype, be a lemming or set your own trails i guess :)

Ed