what's Intel version?

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  1. GuillaumeB macrumors 6502

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    hi all,

    I got a 2.4GHz Macbook Pro in June 2007.
    Am I using the Santa Rosa Intel plateform?

    Also how does it differ from Perynn?

    Could you enlighten me here?

    Thanks you
     
  2. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Yours is using a Merom processor on a Santa Rosa platform
    The current ones are using a Penryn processor on a Santa Rosa platform.

    The Penryns are just an improvement of the Meroms, there 45nm based, and supposedly run more efficiently, and of course are faster.
     
  3. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    Santa Rosa is a platform. it is the chipset, and socket, and front side bus, and all the goodies on the motherboard.

    Penryn is a CPU, it is the engine.

    You use a Penryn CPU in a Santa Rosa motherboard.

    The next platform is Montevina, which will continue to use Penryn CPU's until the next CPU refresh
     
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    The Penryn's came out 2/08. So your 6/07 would be the Merom.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Santa Rosa:
    Motherboard + Socket P

    Merom:
    CPU in your computer

    Peryn:
    CPU introduced in January, used in the Feb 2008 revision.

    Your computer: Santa Rosa + Merom
    Current revision: Santa Rosa + Peryn
     
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    +1
     
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    Clearly stated.... +1
     
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    ok cool thanks for the clarification
     
  10. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Who else is glad Apple's marketing wizards are smarter than Intel's? I know Intel doesn't really market the different CPU lines and those are merely code names, but can you imagine OS X 10.5.1 as Merom, 10.5.2 as Penryn, etc.? Mass confusion without the M. :)
     
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    Thanks to a little program that I learned about in another thread, coconutidentityCARD, I now know that my 2.4 GHz MacBook Pro was built in Shanghai, China between 1/21/08 and 1/27/08. I bought it from Amazon in late March. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me what version of the Intel chip I have and how much difference it makes, if any? Many thanks.
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well I'm assuming your referring to the MBP in your signature, so since it's a 17" and the current revisions start at 2.5GHz, and you have a 2.4GHz, therefore by deduction you have a Merom-based MBP. ;)
     
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    I had assumed that mine had the older Merom based chip, because I was able to buy it on sale. Still, I was unsure enough of the answer that I thought I should ask. Thanks.
     

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