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Old Jan 14th, 2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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RE: i7 Processor

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Is the quad core i7 much faster than the i7 in the 15" MacBook Pro?

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Old Jan 14th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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I think you need to clarify. You seem to be asking if an i7 is faster than i7. Both are quad core.
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Hi

I wasn't sure if there were 2 different i7 processors.
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There are different speeds, there are dual core versions and the desktop and laptop version may also be different. So it depends on what you are really comparing.
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the 15 has a true quadcore. 13 has DC i7 but has 4 cores.
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Old Jan 14th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice.
I was looking at the MacBook Pro 15". One was a 2.6 GHz 2010 model and the other late 2011 2.2 GHz model.

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Thanks for the advice.
I was looking at the MacBook Pro 15". One was a 2.6 GHz 2010 model and the other late 2011 2.2 GHz model.
This information matters. The 2010 was dual core I think. The late 2011 was a quad core.

So you are looking at a dual core 2.66 Ghz vs a quad 2.2 Ghz. Depending on what you are doing, I'd expect each to be faster than the other at different tasks/programs. Programs that can only use a single core or 2 cores well would likely do better on the 2010. Programs that multithread well may do better on the 2011.
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This information matters. The 2010 was dual core I think. The late 2011 was a quad core.

So you are looking at a dual core 2.66 Ghz vs a quad 2.2 Ghz. Depending on what you are doing, I'd expect each to be faster than the other at different tasks/programs. Programs that can only use a single core or 2 cores well would likely do better on the 2010. Programs that multithread well may do better on the 2011.
Take the 2011. Minly its better efficiency, more up to date even for 2nd gen. The 2.66 2010 is 1st gen. doesnt use 1600mhz or 1333mhz ram and is only a DC. not a quad
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Thanks - all the advice has been helpful.
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