i7 processor

  1. E

    New MBP for imovie editing - suggestions please

    I have a mid 2012 mbp that is getting sluggish when editing or exporting my large video projects from imovie (sometimes up to 3 hours with photos) I currently have 16 GB and 750 GB and store my photos and movie libraries on external drives. I don't do gaming... mostly use MBP for imovie...
  2. Fraserh02

    Buy Mac Mini 2018 now or wait?

    Hello, I am looking to get the top end I7 Mac Mini from 2018. I was just wondering if you guys think it would be worth buying now or holding out and seeing if they do update it in Oct/November. They did take a very long time to update the last model, but it feels to me that this will be a...
  3. A

    Want a Hackintosh build that works with current OS parts list for HTPC and/or small tower

    I built a hackintosh years ago then moved on to an official mac. I currently have a late 2013 iMac 27 inch. I want something similar so I will be looking for a nice screen. I basically use Logic pro x and I want to play x-plane 11. Can I get something powerful enough in an HTPC? I don't mind...
  4. M

    2.9GHz i9 processor Worth the upgrade?

    I am looking at getting a new 15" MBP and I would like peoples opinions as to whether you think the extra £270 for the 2.9GHz i9 processor is worth it over the 2.6GHz i7. What do use the machine for? Well I do a lot of photo editing using photoshop as well as hooking up my guitar, I am not...
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    Are these stats normal after throttle update?

    Hello, Yesterday I bought a 2018 macbook pro 2.6 i7. When I came home I installed the new throttling update. Now my question is the screenshot below normal for a computer that had the update? Kind regards
  6. Rasta4i

    base 2018 Macbook Pro 15" i7 2.2ghz 6 Core Throttling?

    We have a thread dedicated to the i9 throttling and also about i7's in general but based off the information it seems the base i7 for the 15 inch throttles the least. I would like to hear from people that have information about the 2.2ghz 6 core only as right now I'm trying to decide between 13...
  7. sbn

    Baseline 15" with 512GB SSD, or premium config with 2.6GHz and Radeon 560X?

    Since I learned from you guys that bumping CPU, RAM and SSD to more than I need now would just be burning money, as it won't affect the resale price much, I've decided to just buy what I need now. Feeling very adult :) My plan was then to go for the premium config (512 GB SSD, 2.6GHz i7, Radeon...
  8. w_macintosh

    2011 mini server I7 or a 2012 mini i5?

    Grabbing a mini for a project to work on/a spare computer and found a mid 2011 Mac mini server I7 and a late 2013 Mac mini 2.5 ghz i5 for the same price. Will be doing the same ssd/ram upgrades. Which you suggest I grab? Not sure if the quad core on the previous year is faster than the base...
  9. M

    MacBook Pro/iMac Suggestions for 4k Video Editing?

    I have an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro (2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, etc.) that really struggles with playing and editing video. I've tried just about everything I can to make the machine run smoother, but it seems my computer just can't handle the video files from my drone or...
  10. K

    MacBook Air for GoPro editing?

    I have a PC right now that is way too slow to edit videos on and I’m looking at getting a Mac. I don’t have a huge budget, and I like everything I’ve read about the MacBook Air so far. I’m looking at the 2017 13”. I would be using it for university, like writing papers and doing online research...
  11. mariolyon

    With TurboBoost switched off, how does the mid-2017 13 inch macbook pro i7 models (Tb, nTb) compare?

    With TurboBoost disabled (using TurboBoost Switcher utility), how do the mid-2017 13 inch macbook pro i7, touchbar (14,2) and function keys (14,1) models, compare in terms of fan noise, temperature, and battery life? Background: I am developer and I want to get the best performant, most...
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    iMac 27" with i7-7700k. Should I be worried about the heat issues?

    So as has been well established on several threads here and elsewhere, the 2017 27" iMac with the Intel Core i7-7700k experiences extreme temperature spikes, and can have sustained CPU temperatures of 95 - 100 C when under heavy CPU load. I have one of these iMacs. I don't care in the slightest...
  13. mattmgd

    iMac 2015, 5k: is it worth buying and things to check

    Hey all, I have been offered a second-hand iMac and just want to know if you think the price is ok and things I should check for when I pick it up. Spec: iMac 27" 5k, late 2015. 4ghz i7 8gb RAM 250ssd (or whatever it is, possibly 256?) AMD R9 M395 Apple Care until early 2019 (checked serial...
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    Intel Iris 650: Core i5-7267U vs. i7-7567U

    Hey, I'd like to compare Intel Iris 650 performance of the cheapest CPU option: i5-6360U (3,1GHz) versus the most expansive option i7-7567U (3,5Ghz) on a MacBook 13 2017 model. I couldn't find any hard evidence though. Got the idea from this page...
  15. M

    Upgrade: i5 to i7 Processor, or 8 GB to 16 GB RAM?

    Hello, so currently I have a Macbook Pro from 2014 running iOS 10.12.6, and here are its current specs: Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 I'm going to be upgrading to a new laptop for school, so here are the choices that I have: 2.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation...
  16. KavalierMalta

    MacBook Pro adapter

    Hello, Forum Users :) Tomorrow I will be getting my MacBook Pro 2017 15" version and was looking to increase the functionality by adding an adapter. The ports that I would like from the adapter are USB 3.0, HDMI ports. Ethernet cable is not a must since WIFI signal is strong enough for...
  17. titaniumjones

    iMac 2013 CPU Upgrade

    Help! I don't know if anyone is still reading this thread. This is what happened to me and what I have done so far. iMac 2013 27" 3.5GHz Nvidia GT780M 4GB (This may or may not be important) So the hinge failed on this machine and, knowing my way around the iMac and other machines, I decided to...
  18. Jamalogo10

    2017 nTB Macbook Pro (Geekbench almost 10k)

    I recently purchased a customized MBP. (2017 13in nTB space grey with an i7, 512 SSD, 16GB of RAM) It looks as though the score is higher than almost every 2017 13in TB MBP. It doesn't make sense. https://browser.primatelabs.com/v4/cpu/3245525 I came from a mid 2012 non retina 15in...
  19. Jamalogo10

    2017 13nTB i7 vs. 13TB

    I recently placed an order for a 2017 MBP nTB with n i7 2.5-4GHz, 512ssd, 16ram. I got the educational discount and added the educational bundle. Paid $2100 plus $200 for the apps bundle = $2300 and I'm concerned I paid too much for the "base" MacBook Pro that supposedly has a worse CPU. And...
  20. camresu

    My 2017 27" i7 iMac quick benchmarks

    I know there are benchmarks starting to show up. I still thought it might be helpful to some to see how my new iMac scored. Ordered it on launch day: 2017 5K 27", 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Radeon Pro 580 (I wasn't sure we'd see aftermarket RAM so quickly, so Apple got me for an extra 8GB - $200...