Which CPU is better? Low end 2011 MBP 15" or High end 2010 MBP 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by montblanc1, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. montblanc1 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    The low end of 2011 MBP 15" comes with a 2.0ghz quad core processor

    while the high end OF 2010 MBP 15" has a 2.66ghz dual i 5 processor

    Given the clock speed of 2.66ghz is much more faster than 2.0ghz, will 2010 MBP performe better on single large programes like MATLAB?
  2. un.titled macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2011
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    I believe MATLAB should actually be considerably faster on the new model, if not at least equal. The quads have a pretty high turbo boost frequency (I believe up to 2.8GHz running dual core), and the new architecture allows more to be accomplished in one clock cycle.
  4. josh1231 macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    As the chart shows, pretty much any 2011 macbook pro will outpreform any 2010, though the 2010 17 & 15, are about the same as the low 2011 13".

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