Macworld Runs Benchmarks for 17″ Santa Rosa MacBook Pro

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Date: Monday, June 18th, 2007, 08:42
Category: Benchmark

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The guys over at Macworld News have posted the benchmarks for Apple’s newest generation of the MacBook Pro laptop.
The new units, which are based on Intel’s Santa Rosa hardware architecture, fared well in tests and performed as expected for the most part, but lagged in graphics cards tests, despite the new Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics chip found on the new laptops sporting more VRAM and additional upgrades over the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 found on the previous generation of MacBook Pro laptops – specifically in tests involving frame rates on Unreal Tournament 2004.
Macworld has stated that the magazine, Apple and Unreal Tournament makers MacSoft, are looking into the situation and that the game’s code itself may not be optimized for the new hardware.
Improvements offered by the much-lauded Santa Rosa architecture appear to be present, as tests revealed that the new chipset and backlit-LED displays helped improved battery conservation.
For the full report, click here.
If you’ve picked up a 17″ MacBook Pro with the Santa Rosa architecture and can provide comments or feedback about it, let us know how it’s worked for you.


15inmacbookpro.jpg
The guys over at Macworld News have posted the benchmarks for Apple’s newest generation of the MacBook Pro laptop.
The new units, which are based on Intel’s Santa Rosa hardware architecture, fared well in tests and performed as expected for the most part, but lagged in graphics cards tests, despite the new Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics chip found on the new laptops sporting more VRAM and additional upgrades over the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 found on the previous generation of MacBook Pro laptops – specifically in tests involving frame rates on Unreal Tournament 2004.
Macworld has stated that the magazine, Apple and Unreal Tournament makers MacSoft, are looking into the situation and that the game’s code itself may not be optimized for the new hardware.
Improvements offered by the much-lauded Santa Rosa architecture appear to be present, as tests revealed that the new chipset and backlit-LED displays helped improved battery conservation.
For the full report, click here.
If you’ve picked up a 17″ MacBook Pro with the Santa Rosa architecture and can provide comments or feedback about it, let us know how it’s worked for you.

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