Penryn chips launch price?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iW00t, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. iW00t macrumors 68040

    iW00t

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    I read something earlier on this board (can't remember which thread it was) but a member mentioned that the 45nm chips due out towards the end of the year will no longer release as the current "promotional prices" of the Core Duo and Core 2 Duo and start at $1000s of dollar a chip.

    Is that true?

    Does it signal the return of US$4000 Macbook Pros?
     
  2. furious macrumors 65816

    furious

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    You do know that Apple don't have to use these new chips. They could always use a cheap chip at the same speed. So what if it is 65nm.
     
  3. dvader macrumors regular

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    I thought one of the difference between the 65- and 45-nm processes is the optimization in performance per power consumption. That's reason enough to wait if you can wait.
     

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