Why only nomial performance increment with Macbook Pro Late 2008?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sfwalter, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. sfwalter macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Dallas Texas
    I was thinking about upgrading my macbook pro to the recently released. However with recent benchmarks it seems like the early 2008 models are not significantly slower than the just release late 2008 models.

    The graphics card may be a little faster. The bus speed is faster, but not significantly faster.

    I was expecting larger increase in the cpu speeds but they are barely faster. How come? Has Intel not made much progress in the past year with their chips?

  2. mattyb240 macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    *Rubs Crystal ball for answer*

    Sorry nope not working to tell you, and my psychic powers arent that good.
  3. Steve686 macrumors 68030


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    Couple guesses.

    This refresh is more about the 'brick' and the new DESIGN/MANUFACTURING of the Laptop line.

    For more performance with current battery technology, you are probably gonna take a step backwards as to battery life. This would end up being the thread you start, in that case..."why is my battery life so bad now".

    All in all, Apple delivered what Jobs said this new line of laptops was about.

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