Which is better?

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  1. thenewkasanova, Jun 13, 2012
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    thenewkasanova macrumors member

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    Edit: Thanks to everyone. I will be buying the Retina.
     
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  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Based on GeekBench alone, so take it for what it's worth to you, the RMBP is about 2x faster than what you have. The RMBP clearly has a better video card which I'm sure After Effects and action games will make good use of.
     
  4. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

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    The new processor has lower clock speed, but it will be SIGNIFICANTLY faster.

    1. It is a much faster architecture, Core i7 (Ivy Bridge)
    2. It is quad core. 4 cores. Your last CPU only has 2 cores.

    CPU power = Architecture * Frequency * # of Cores

    So a 2.3 GHz Core 2 Duo would be slower than a 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, but a 2.3 GHz Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) is way faster.
     
  5. Bradllez macrumors 6502

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    Retina MacBook Pro.
     
  6. pandamonia macrumors 6502a

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    Your comparing a 2.0L Ford Focus to a 1.8L F1 racing car

    One has less "mhz" but which do you think is faster.
     
  7. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

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    No offence, but this thread is funny when you think about the people buying MacBook Pros. Expectation != reality.

    Especially in the context of this quote from the Engadget review:

     

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