Originally Posted by hmm
Is the old one a 13"? The 15" 2011s would still be faster.
It's a mid-2010 2.53 Ghz Core i5 with the GT330M purchased just before the early 2011's came out. My refresh was delayed a couple months and my new retina MBP is coming in the next couple days. Technically my laptop was 3.2 years old went the order for a new one went out. There was some snafu with Mavericks integration with some enterprise software so all mac refreshes were on hold for a while.
In comparison to the 2.0 Ghz Core i7 2011's the HD5000 is faster than the HD 6490M
The dual core i7 in the 2014 MBA lags behind the quad i7 in the MBP 64 bit multicore tests (6091 vs 8945) but is also much faster in the single core benchmark (3129 vs 2455).
Compared against my 2010 model (4176) or even the 2010 Core i7 model (4808) it's no contest. The base model 15" MBP got a huge upgrade in 2011.
FCP7 doesn't use more than one core although Compressor and obviously FCPX do. If you're doing ProRes 422 on FCP the 2013/2014 MBA should be faster than the 2011 MBP in most, if not all, scenarios.
As for 13" MBP…I wasn't even considering them. However an early 2013 Core i5 13" MBP does not compare favorably with the mid 2013 Core i7 MBA in either CPU (5731 vs 6152 64 bit multi) or GPU (HD4000 vs HD5000). The same gen 13" MBP is a bit faster in both.
Huh…I said 11" MBA didn't I? Rather than change all the links the CPU is the same (i7-4650U) for both. The 11" MBA is a seriously powerful little guy.