Waiting for Skylake MBP thread

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  1. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

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    Rumoured, based on the specs from wikipedia:
    - 2015 launch
    - Chips will use the 14 nm process node. Expect some decent battery life
    - Support for DDR4 memory
    - Support for PCIe 4.0

    I also think that this will be the model where dGPUs and Apple will part ways in notebooks. I don't think we'll see a dedicated GPU, even as a BTO option.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh man 2015 :D I'm interested to see how far solid state storage will have increased in terms of speed and size by then. The other interesting fact will be what Apple does with OSX and iOS if they will start merging the two operating systems even more. I'd also like to see Skylake pushing Macbook Pros to 15+ hours of battery life but we will have to wait and see. These are some exciting times.

    I plan on using my 2012 Retina Macbook till at least 2016. I tend to keep my computers between 4-5 years.
     
  3. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Already? Enjoy what you have now and worry about that when it's released or your machine no longer functions.

    I'm perfectly happy using my old mid-2010 turd which was an Applecare replacement for the 2008 original unibody I bought.
     
  4. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502

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    My thought: let this thread die and open a new one after the broadwell regeneration comes.
     
  5. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502

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    Is there even Haswell? :eek:
     
  6. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Yeah, Haswell is the most recent refresh. You can order one now.
     
  7. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502

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    I think my sarcasm was a tad not too obvious.
     
  8. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    *facepalms*

    Sorry about that, I stepped in it that time. :D
     
  9. adildacoolset thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Come on, it's never too early for predictions.
     
  10. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    I don't even know what DDR4 RAM means performance and battery life wise. Will it really affect them?
     
  11. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I predict Macbook Hyper 2089 will have core z9513 1024 PTz (petahertz), 2048 PB (petabyte) of RAM, 1048576 PB GSD (gaseous state drive) and integrated (damn, still no dGPU) graphics card Intel Ulus Pro 520000.

    Oh wait, I'll just sit back and enjoy my MBA 13" 2011 and wait until my shipment of rMBP 13" Haswell comes. :rolleyes:
     
  12. adildacoolset thread starter macrumors 65816

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    There will probably be a very good performance improvement, with little regression in battery life. Judging from history, apple engineers don't seem to be fond of battery life regressions.
     
  13. Laco macrumors 6502

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    My next upgrade will be Skylake. I bought a new Macbook Pro September 2012 and I decided that I want to upgrade again in 3 years so I will get a new Mac laptop when Skylake comes out in 2015. I can't say I am "waiting" for it though. My laptop works perfectly right now but I will upgrade then.
    I am hoping that by then 256GB SSD and 8GB of ram come standard on even the cheapest Apple laptops.
     
  14. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Of course not, then they might have to make it slightly thicker or heavier because of a bigger battery. They don't like that.

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    Also, why not wait for Cannonlake? It'll be 10 or so nm.

    :D
     
  15. adildacoolset thread starter macrumors 65816

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    After that, we don't really know the future roadmap for Intel :(
     
  16. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    We know that Intel is planning on using something other than silicon for chips. We know that it is planned to go down to 7 or maybe 5 nm. We don't have specifics, but I don't think I want to use the first non-silicon chips.
     
  17. chrizzz09 macrumors regular

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    All the talks about integrated Graphics....
    In 10-20 years i will tell my kids that back in my days, we used to have a dedicated chip for high performance graphics, and they would be like "haha, seriously dad? You had an EXTRA card for that in your pc/notebook? That's so retro..."
     
  18. adildacoolset thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It could be possible at that time that they'd be like

    "What the hell's a notebook"? It could be possible that tablets kill off laptops completely. I mean high-resolution displays, capable and low-power processors, portable keyboards, styluses for graphic work, etc.
     
  19. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    It's so far in the future that it's not even worth speculating. Broadwell is already delayed so presumably it will have a knock-on effect with it's successor.

    I am waiting for my Haswell-based rMBP to be delivered so I honestly don't care about Broadwell, Skylake or even Cannonlake right now.
     
  20. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Macs won't die while Apple continues to try to keep them as two separate things. :p
     
  21. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    I think the reason they put it back is because they're moving down to 14nm. I don't think they'll have a push back in Skylake, they'll already have the factories tooled down to 14nm.
     
  22. adildacoolset thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Because currently, it makes no sense to do so. Microsoft has proven it the hard way.

    But imagine later on, when ARM chips will be capable of desktop-class professional applications like maya, photoshop, and stuff like that; and when the GPUs are capable of very high performance OpenCL (>1.5 TFLOPS) and gaming.

    If there are bigger iPads as rumoured, and there are styluses for creative professionals to draw, select, and write with great precision, then they can make for great content-creation devices on-the-go and even have a benefit with education systems.

    Jobs had the vision of a post-pc era, but it shouldn't be rushed out like the way Microsoft are trying to. But I think that the iMac and the Mac Pro, (and possibly the 15" MBP) are here to stay.
     
  23. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Except there's more to the Mac right now than simply the power that's given by intel. If they moved to ARM, they'd essentially kill the Mac. Wanna run photoshop? Another browser? Pretty much anything? x86 or x64.
     
  24. adildacoolset thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They can announce it a year or so in advance, and give enough time for the devs to rebuild it for ARM. It's not like x86 will be present for the rest of eternity.
     
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