How to Find your MacBook Pro Processor
To find the processor in your used MacBook Pro, follow these steps.
OS X Yosemite or Later
In the Apple menu, choose About This Mac.
Click the System Report button.
OS X Mavericks or Earlier
If you have OS X Mavericks or earlier, you will see this window when you choose About This Mac from the Apple menu.
Click the More Info button to open the System Report window.
In the System Report window you will see the hardware specifications for your MacBook Pro, including information about the processor.
Newer MacBook Pro Processors
To find your processor, there are three pieces of information in the list that you put together to get the full name of your specific processor.
Processor Name + Processor Speed + Processor Cores
In the case of the example above, the System Report shows the following processor information:
- Processor Name: Intel Core i7
- Processor Speed: 2.0 Ghz
- Total Number of Cores: 4
Converted to the complete processor name, you get:
2.0Ghz Quad Core i7
Note: For 2 cores, use the word Dual in the name, for 4 cores use the word Quad. The example above has 4 cores, so it is a Quad Core processor.
Older MacBook Pro Processors
MacBook Pro models from Early 2009 and earlier had different processor names. They were:
- Intel Core Duo
- Intel Core 2 Duo
These processors all had two cores, so you only need the Processor Name and the Processor Speed. For example, if you see this information on your MacBook Pro:
- Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
- Processor Speed: 2.5 Ghz
The processor name is:
2.5Ghz Core 2 Duo