13" Macbook Pro to have Quadcore when?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Woodcrest64, Feb 16, 2015.

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When do you see the 13" Macbook Pro getting 4 CPU cores?

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  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

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    Its only a matter of time until I think the 13" Macbook Pro will go quad core. The question is when. I would imagine by then though the 15" Macbook Pro would probably be either 6 or 8 cores. Its inevitable that processor technology will continue to improve. I'm just curious as to when we might see this transition to more cores on the mobile front. When you do you think we will see this?
     
  2. Meister Suspended

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    When there are more apps that utilize quad cores.
    Right now those apps are a novelty.
     
  3. Woochoo macrumors 6502

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    Well lets be fair, after Skylake (because its power efficiency) if Apple continues to go dual core on 13"s is because of marketing strategy, not because of the inadecuate heat dissipation: a quad core 13" would cannibalize the 15".
    Also what Meister said. Most of users of 13" I know are just common people without any professional need who pick up a MBP for common usage... they buy the rMBP 13" instead of an Air because of its screen. The moment that more people goes 15" rather than 13" because they need real power, then things might change... Otherwise, Apple is not going to change for a few users.
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    +1.

    It will never come, because there needs to be a differentiating factor between the 13" and 15". Besides, it'd eat up battery on the 13", and the TDP of QCs are way higher anyway.
     
  6. leman macrumors 604

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    It will have quad-core CPUs once Intel releases suitable CPUs. Probably sometime after Skylake. Right now, quad core CPUs don't make that much sense at the TDP levels Apple designs for their 13" lineup.
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    We'll see dual-core 15" MBPs before quad-core 13" MBPs in my opinion.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Isn't Intel heading to quad core with their chipsets (after skylake or is it skylake?) I'd say Apple will go to quad core when intel forces their hand.
     
  9. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    You may very well be correct, but there was also a time when people were saying the 21.5" iMac would never get quad core, which eventually happened.
     
  10. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    "Never say never" -Justin Bieber
     
  11. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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  12. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Not for the foreseeable future. It will come when Intel decides to make the current chip Apple uses into a quad core part.
     
  13. Jeff R macrumors 6502

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