what's the difference between mb 2.4ghz & mbp 2.26ghz processors?

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  1. macnoob

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    Hi!

    Just curious, i've been reading a lot about the differences between my mb unibody 2.4 versus the mbp 2.26ghz, except for the firewire and sd card slot,a longer battery life and a higher color gamut of the mbp 2.26's display, except for those both units are pretty much the same?tama po ba?

    pero i'm just wondering how come i read from the reviews that the 2.4ghz processor's performance is comparable with 2.26ghz given that all the specs are the same?

    Hehehe forgive me for my ignorance, i really thought kasi initially na mas good performer ang 2.4ghz processor ng mb ko, i really thought processors of macs is a numbers game hehehe, please enlighten me sirs/mams :)
     
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    Hi McNoob

    Just sharing my personal opinion. I think your 2.4ghz MBook and the 2.26 MBPro is a tight, close comparison. Maybe you will hardly "see" the speed difference of the two as far as I know but I may be wrong. I think for general computing activities like internet browsing, iTunes etc it will just be almost the same. In our office we have an iMac 2.4ghz Dual Core and a MacPro 2.66ghz Quad. The MP is faster but not that big a margin as far as graphic design is concerned. It will also depend on your purpose in using your mac like if you use it for heavy graphics or just general everyday computing. You also have to factor in the type of videocard and the bus speed. These also make the speed difference. Thanks and hope you're having fun with your MacBook
     
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    Higher clockspeeds can provide the performance if you're looking to put it to work in areas such as photo & video editing/encoding as well as 3D rendering.

    Furthermore, the direction of technology is not in higher clockspeeds but in more cores that are lower powered. If you take a look at the new Core i7 Macs, the clockspeeds are somewhat lower as compared to the ones having Core i5.

    For everyday computing, higher clockspeeds will only provide a marginal difference. If you're really looking for a speed boost, try checking out adding an SSD to your Mac.
     
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    it's possible that they're comparable because of the difference in their front side bus speed. think of the clock speed as the maximun speed of a car while the bus speed as how wide the road is. If im not mistaken the 2.4ghz has an 800mhz front side bus while the 2.26ghz has a 1066mh front side bus
     
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    the unibody macbook have also 1066 mhz system bus;)
     
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    then if that's the case, the 2.4ghz should in theory be faster. of course the .14ghz difference is very minimal to be even felt
     
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    Got it! thanks sir! :) Apir!

     
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    is the heat in consideration between the two? hmmm...
     

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