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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:36 AM   #1
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10.9 Core 2 duos

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I realise nobody knows the answer to this question but i just wanted to get an opinion. Does anyone think the next version of mac os 10.9 will still support core 2 duo. I have a late 2010 macbook air 2.13 ghz and 4gb ram. I'm not a power user and for what i use the mac for, mountain lion has been great. Core duos were cut off in mountain lion so i'm expecting the worst to be honest !!! Thanks
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:38 AM   #2
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Core Duos were only used in 2006 Macs (and maybe some early 2007 Macs), the Core 2 Duo was used much longer than the Core Duo, namely from 2006 to 2010, thus it is safe to presume, that C2D Macs with certain integrated graphics processors (IGP) will still be supported for a while in at least another iteration of iOS X.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:40 AM   #3
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Thanks man !! Hopefully you're right
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:41 AM   #4
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Hi Guys

I realise nobody knows the answer to this question but i just wanted to get an opinion. Does anyone think the next version of mac os 10.9 will still support core 2 duo. I have a late 2010 macbook air 2.13 ghz and 4gb ram. I'm not a power user and for what i use the mac for, mountain lion has been great. Core duos were cut off in mountain lion so i'm expecting the worst to be honest !!! Thanks
I think the C2D will likely be supported until the major redesign in Mac OS, version 11.

The Core Duo was limited by FAR more than raw processing speed. The reason you see the Core Duo being dropped so quickly is, first and foremost, the lack of 64-Bit capabilities. Also, the lack of vPro, the lack of modern processing instructions, and a thermal threshold that made them unreliable (in the scheme of processors, that is.)

I wouldn't worry about it too much. So far you've gotten 3 years of use out of your MBA, and those old Core Duo machines are nearly 7 years old now!
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I would be very unpleasantly surprised if the Core 2 Duos weren't supported in 10.9. They were being sold new up until mid 2011, less than two years ago. So yes, they will be supported.
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