What type of true performance difference can I see between a 1.83 and a 2.2 MB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by one1, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. one1 macrumors 65816

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    I know they got bumped a little each revision, but in reality what would be the true performance difference between a 1.83 with 4gb ram (showing 3) and a bone stock new 2.2 book with no upgrades?

    (then for kicks, with 4gb ram on the 2.2)
     
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  3. tersono macrumors 68000

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    It's going to depend on what apps you're running. For standard day-to-day use, you're not going to notice a whole lot of difference. If you're a Photoshop user, then frankly the extra RAM will make more difference than the CPU if you're dealing with big files.

    Overall, if you have the 1.83, I really don't think it would be worth upgrading to the 2.2. Not enough performance hike for the dough.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Barefeats.com has benchmarks. You just have to find the old benchmarks and compare to recent benchmarks.

    It's application and sometimes harddrive dependent.
     
  5. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Effectively none. Once it's a c2d, it's far overpowered for what 99% of consumers will use it for.
     
  6. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you're doing something REALLY CPU intensive. I mean REALLY REALLY CPU intensive, then there would be no noticeable difference at all.

    Break out a few benchmark utilities and a stopwatch and you might be able to measure the difference but are you going to notice if you have to wait 6.5s for something instead of 5.8s?
     
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  8. netdog macrumors 603

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    The Core Duo won't take 4GB or RAM. The C2D referenced in those benchmarks will only read 3.3GB. Santa Rosa C2D MBPs (2.2, 2.4, 2.6) will read 4GB.
     

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