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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DeadSirius, Oct 25, 2006.
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.
1333 MT/S Frontside Bus
tops out at faster clock speeds
Core 2 Duo (mobile- Merom)
limited to one processor
lower clock speeds
significantly lower TDP
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.