"Xeon" vs. "Core 2 Duo"

DeadSirius

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Mac Pro's "Xeon Dual-Core" and MacBook's "Core 2 Duo"... What's the difference?
 

Chundles

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DeadSirius said:
Mac Pro's "Xeon Dual-Core" and MacBook's "Core 2 Duo"... What's the difference?
Look them up on wikipedia.

Xeon = workstation version of the Core 2 Duo, faster, hotter etc, able to be used in tandem with another Xeon processor of the same speed and type.

MBP's Core 2 Duo = mobile version of the Core 2 Duo, slower, cooler, can only be used on its own.

Do some research and find out.
 

Silentwave

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Xeon (Woodcrest):
Server-grade Chip
1333 MT/S Frontside Bus
Dual-processor capable
tops out at faster clock speeds
higher TDP

Core 2 Duo (mobile- Merom)
Mobile chip
667MT/S FSB
limited to one processor
lower clock speeds
significantly lower TDP
 

Chone

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The real difference is quite considerable, Mac Pro feels snappier than the iMac 20" and its saves quite some times on iMovie tests (it is maybe 1.5-2 times faster?)

The only dissapointment about Xeon really are the FB-DIMMs.
 
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