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Intel Quietly Ships 2.33 GHz Core Duo

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  1. macrumors bot



    Intel has begun shipping Core Duo T2700 series (2.33 GHz), the company's latest and greatest "Yonah" derived CPU (via DailyTech). It is currently expected that this will be the last Core Duo release before the mobile Core 2 Duo, aka "Merom" is released in August.

    It is unknown whether Apple is planning to upgrade its line to accomodate the T2700 at this time. Currently, Apple's top of the line Intel processor offering is the 2.16 GHz Core Duo (T2600) in the 15" and 17" MacBook Pros.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    I don't think they will updated the MB or the MBP line up. I think we were lucky the last time when they but the 1.8 to a 2.0, due to the close release. I see no reason for this.
  3. macrumors 68020


    I see every reason for it. Because I'd pay more for a 2.33 and who (as a business) doesn't want more cash coming in?
  4. macrumors 65816

    Wouldn't it make sence to update the iMac's to atleast the 2.0 and 2.16 if not the 2.33?
  5. macrumors 603


    yeah, i cant see this being used with newer chips just around the corner
  6. macrumors 68020


    What do you mean?
  7. macrumors 6502

    I assume he's talking about the Core 2 chips and/or Memrom
  8. macrumors 68000


    Oh wow. 34Mhz gain in speed.
  9. macrumors regular

    They might do it but if they were to do so, it would have to be announced within the next couple of weeks. Beyond that, there wouldn't be much point, depending on the numbers of these chips that would initially be available because people would only send them back as and when the Meroms are released.
  10. macrumors 68020


    Ohhhhhh wait this isn't the core duo 2... damn I thought the Yonah's were beeing released in... Oh its not july its june... well then...

    My bad. I suppose I shouldn't become so excited when I find new apple news (it makes me miss parts like it just being a speed bump up and not the core duo two)... feeling stupid now:mad:
  11. macrumors regular


    Looks like 170Mhz to me, but still.

  12. macrumors 6502a



    Can't wait for the quad core chips and the new MacPro's. I love my iMac, but I want a bigger monitor for work. I hope they update the Cinema displays too and add integrated iSight.
  13. macrumors 65816


    Was this a typo? It is actually a 167MHz increase (7.7%) over the T2600 and a 333MHz increase (16.7%) over the T2500.
  14. macrumors 603


    Wow. Remember the days when a 170MHz speed bump would have actually been newsworthy, or evolutionary?
  15. macrumors 68020


    Wow would they release these now? Did they finaly just perfect them? or is it more so that when meroms come out they can also sell these (what will be old) chips to dell to seel in their low/mid range computers?
  16. macrumors demi-god


    With the shift going to Merom in the MBP and iMac,the Conroe in the upcoming MacPro and the Woody in the XServe I can see the Mini getting bumped up in the next couple of weeks.
  17. Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Remember the days when chips ran at less than 170 MHz, period? They weren't that long ago...
  18. macrumors regular


    Even if apple did begin using these chips, it would probably be a quiet upgrade, kinda like the Macbook Pro upgrade when the Macbooks came out.
  19. macrumors 6502

    Yonah is released! :eek: :eek:
  20. macrumors 68030

    Gasu E.

    I smell another stealth upgrade. Frequent stealth upgrades are a side benefit of going with Intel, and I don't see why Apple wouldn't continue to take advantage of these.
  21. macrumors regular


    quitely? so it's plug and play into macbook.... woah!
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Here's something Apple users aren't used to....

    We are used to chipset upgrades once a year and only ususaly 50-200 mhz max. Now it seems like Intel is ripping these things out almost too fast. I think Apple should sit on upgrading any of the line until there is another upgrade.

    The pro lines have taken a beating because of IBM and their snail mail approach. If Apple could do a 6-9 month cycle similar to what the iBooks used to be but on all their lines, I think you will see some serious improvement in Apple's image.
  23. macrumors 68020

    I agree, it's a no brainer.

    If I wasn't waiting for Merom, I would want a T2700.
  24. macrumors 6502a

    BTO Option

    They will quietly add the T2700 as a Build-To-Order option on the MBP similar to the way the T2600 has been on the 15"
  25. macrumors Penryn


    No kidding, it wasn't too long ago that our FSBs ran slower than 170 MHz.

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