If you have been toying with the idea of upgrading to a Core i5 Apple MacBook Pro you may want to check out MacWorld’s recent article, here you can see benchmark results from a wide-range of tests compared up against previous MacBook Pro models.
The benchmark results compare a new 15-inch MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Core i5 against a 15-inch MacBook Pro 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo, a 15-inch MacBook Pro 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo and a 15-inch MacBook Pro 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo.
The benchmarks included 15 different tests, the Core i5 was the fastest/ best performing in the Speedmark 6, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Cinebench R10, Mathemetica-Mark 7, Compressor 3.0.4, Aperture 2.1.4, iMovie ’09 import archive, iTunes 9 MP3 encoding, Call of Duty 4 frame rate, Handbrake 0.9.3, iPhoto ’09 and Pages ’09 tests.
As you can see it looks like the performance increase is pretty substantial, however there is no doubt that the i7 benchmarks come in they will overshadow the i5 greatly, if you head over to MacWorld you can see full details regarding all of the benchmarks.
Is the performance increase worth the increased price?