"Xeon" vs. "Core 2 Duo"

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DeadSirius, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. DeadSirius macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2006
    Mac Pro's "Xeon Dual-Core" and MacBook's "Core 2 Duo"... What's the difference?
  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    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.
  3. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    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
  4. Chone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    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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