Talk of early 2011 for iMac and MacBook Pro with AMD FUsion to play an important role in the new devices.
More to come.
More to come.
The new MBPs are up on the Apple website. Thoughts?
Personally disappointed the 13" has no discreet gpu option. After reading some reviews stating Asus' build quality is lacking, I was thinking the switch to Apple might be a good idea. But the 13" still isn't meeting my desires, and the 15" is $$$$. Still beautiful as ever though.
|Even though Apple's new MacBook Pros look like the old MacBook Pros, there's a lot that's new and exciting under the hood, like a completely new peripheral interface (Thunderbolt) and the new AMD GPUs. What I'm most excited about are the new Sandy Bridge processors (especially now that Apple finally has a quad-core laptop).
What I was curious to know, though, was how fast are these new processors? How much of a performance benefit do the Sandy Bridge processors bring to the MacBook Pro lineup? I grabbed Geekbench 2 scores from the Geekbench Result Browser for the current- and previous-generation MacBook Pro models in order to answer that question.
If you're not familiar with Geekbench 2, higher Geekbench 2 scores are better. Also, keep in mind that Geekbench 2 only measures processor and memory performance; it won't measure the benefits of new video cards or storage devices.
Oh, if you're curious how your computer stacks up against the new MacBook Pros you can download Geekbench and find out (it's a free download).