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MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo vs. Previous Gen MBP
2:39 PM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

For first-gen MacBook Pro owners, Apple's release of MBPs outfitted with the new Core 2 Duo Intel processors may have come as a bit of a hit. Looking to rub salt into already opened wounds, Bare Feats has posted the results of a shootout between 2 MBPs, one with the new Core 2 Duo and one with the original Core Duo processor.

The two laptops compared include a new 15" MBP 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo and a first-gen 17" MBP 2.16GHz Core Duo. A battery of the usual tests are run, including iTunes conversions, Photoshop jobs, and a few games. Bare Feats also takes into account the processor speed difference:

The MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo's advantage over the Core Duo version ranged from 9% to 75% depending on what app we ran. The faster core clock speed should provide an 8% advantage, so everything beyond that is "gravy." Most surprising were the significant gains with Aperture 1.5 and Photoshop CS2.
Those interested in the full results can find them at the Bare Feats writeup.

Bare Feats - Shootout: Two MacBook Pros
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