New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

2.8 Core 2 Duo vs 2.5 I5


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
ozarkroots

 
Member Since: Apr 03, 2012
Posts: 3
ozarkroots is on a distinguished road

ozarkroots is offline
I do a lot of HD video editing on my Macbook Pro

2.8 Core 2 Duo
8 gb ram
Lion
FCP

It bogs down a lot when editing long videos. I'm considering getting an iMac with the 2.5 I5 and 16 gb of ram. Do you think I would notice a huge improvement or am I kidding myself? Thanks!
QUOTE Thanks
Chuckoir

 
Chuckoir's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 21, 2011
Location: London, Londonshire, England.
Posts: 724
Chuckoir is a jewel in the roughChuckoir is a jewel in the roughChuckoir is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 13" Late 2011 MBP,iPad '3' 32gb,iPhone4 32gb

Chuckoir is offline
Without knowing which precise model of MBP you have, I've had to take a stab and picked the only 2.8GHz C2D I could find. Anyways, if this is the model you have, here's the Geek Bench score for when your model was standard.



Here's the Geek Bench score for the 2.5 21.5" iMac.



As you can see, standard, the iMac is twice as "fast" - with 16gb of RAM it would be even better. I have no experience using FCP, so can't tell you if you'd notice a difference or not, but based on the those figures, I would hazard a guess at "Yes, you would".

Hope that helps, somewhat.

Play the guitar?! Check out the [newly created]Mac-Forums guitar thread!
QUOTE Thanks
ozarkroots

 
Member Since: Apr 03, 2012
Posts: 3
ozarkroots is on a distinguished road

ozarkroots is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuckoir View Post
As you can see, standard, the iMac is twice as "fast" - with 16gb of RAM it would be even better. I have no experience using FCP, so can't tell you if you'd notice a difference or not, but based on the those figures, I would hazard a guess at "Yes, you would".

Hope that helps, somewhat.
Dude this is some incredible info for me. I really appreciate it. Obviously it will make some definite improvement to move to the iMac.
QUOTE Thanks
Chuckoir

 
Chuckoir's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 21, 2011
Location: London, Londonshire, England.
Posts: 724
Chuckoir is a jewel in the roughChuckoir is a jewel in the roughChuckoir is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 13" Late 2011 MBP,iPad '3' 32gb,iPhone4 32gb

Chuckoir is offline
You're welcome, dude!

Just out of interest, where are you based? I'm considering selling my 7mth old 21.5" iMac...

Play the guitar?! Check out the [newly created]Mac-Forums guitar thread!
QUOTE Thanks
ozarkroots

 
Member Since: Apr 03, 2012
Posts: 3
ozarkroots is on a distinguished road

ozarkroots is offline
Yeah I live in Seattle
QUOTE Thanks
MacDude121

 
MacDude121's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 22, 2010
Posts: 1,412
MacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: Black MacBook 2.2GHz C2D, 4GB Ram - iMac G4 700MHz, 512MB Ram

MacDude121 is offline
One bit of advice, don't buy ram from Apple. It's very overpriced, you'd save a lot just by getting the standard amount, and upgrading it yourself later with ram from a place like Other World Computing.

-Evan
QUOTE Thanks
Chuckoir

 
Chuckoir's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 21, 2011
Location: London, Londonshire, England.
Posts: 724
Chuckoir is a jewel in the roughChuckoir is a jewel in the roughChuckoir is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 13" Late 2011 MBP,iPad '3' 32gb,iPhone4 32gb

Chuckoir is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by ozarkroots View Post
Yeah I live in Seattle
Ah. I'm in the UK, so can't really ship it out to you (Don't have the box anymore )

Well, good luck in your search for a new Mac!

Play the guitar?! Check out the [newly created]Mac-Forums guitar thread!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iMac 2.66ghz processor upgrade? | I really messed something up... »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Core Duo --> Core 2 Duo Flash Fire Apple Notebooks 4 03-24-2012 11:12 AM
Core Duo vs. Core 2 Duo? kuklachica Switcher Hangout 17 07-17-2007 03:17 PM
Mac Book Core 2 Duo 2.16 ghz or Mac Book Pro Core Duo 2.0 ghz hippy.green Apple Notebooks 5 07-01-2007 09:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?