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  1. #1

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    Sep 2005

    Default MBP 2.0 GHz - fast enough?

    I'm considering buying a Core Duo 2.0GHz MacBook Pro / 128mb VRAM

    Will it be fast enough (i.e. smooth and reliable) in the following:

    - Final Cut Pro & Motion
    - Aperture
    - iLife 06
    - User Interface
    - Multi-tasking
    - Graphics & intensive 3D games like Quake 4 & Doom 3
    - Rosetta emulation of Photoshop etc.

    I'm going from a iMac G5 1.8GHz with FX 5200 Ultra & 2GB ram.

    How does it compare to, say, a 2.0GHz G5 and higher?
    Current Macs: 2.2GHz MacBook Pro C2D I 2GHz MacBook C2D I
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  2. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Brunswick, Victoria


    Of course it will be fast enough for all of those things..

    Instead of emulating photoshop in rosetta why not download the CS3 beta!

  3. #3


    I have a 2.1ghz Core 2 Duo iMac. It walks all over my Dual 2.0ghz G5.

    I can encode video to h.264 17fps faster than my friend with a dual 2.7ghz g5

    And in certain other benchmarks it comes out almost as fast as a quad 2.5 g5 (within 40 seconds). With the exception of a very memory intensive benchmark where it was 3 minutes behind the quad g5, but still 8 minutes ahead of my Dual 2.0 G5.

    The intel chips make IBM's look like they were carved from stone.

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