15" MBP 2011 with i7 2635QM-- AES-NI?

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  1. chunkylover53, Jun 19, 2011
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    chunkylover53 macrumors newbie

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    according to every review i've read that mentions it, the base 2011 MBP with the 2.0 GHz i7-2635QM CPU does not support AES-NI, VT-d, or TXT.

    However, according to Intel's own webpage for the chip, it does support AES-NI (but not VT-d or TXT).
    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52219

    Does anyone know why there's this discrepancy?
     
  2. chunkylover53 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. errorunknown macrumors member

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    I remember reading that as well. Either way, OSX does not support this feature yet.
     
  4. quantumjustice macrumors newbie

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    The Intel website lists AES as present for the 2635QM, however it is possible for laptop manufacturers to disable the feature.
     
  5. quantumjustice macrumors newbie

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    You should check with Apple to see if it has been disabled by mistake. I just received an update from ASUS which enabled it on my 2630QM.
     
  6. quicksketch macrumors newbie

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    My brand new MacMini Server (a 2635QM, 2.0 Ghz, quad-core) does not have AES-NI available either. This is really irritating for a "server" architecture. I was counting on this to speed up OpenSSL (and thus HTTPS). I'm going to be visiting the Apple store to see if they can provide some response, but the lack of AES hardware support in hardware that's supposed to support it is... arg... I'm so upset.
     
  7. charlitis macrumors newbie

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    I recommend submitting feedback to Apple here:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macbookpro.html

    And letting them know that they can release an update to enable AES-NI in early 2011 MBP.
    Asus, Dell and Lenovo have already released BIOS updates that enable AES-NI in 2635-qm and 2630-qm.
     
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  10. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. Someone else mentioned this in the original news thread, but I can't find it anywhere on Apple Support.
     
  11. nicklad macrumors 6502

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    They don't...
     
  12. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    It is possible for 3rd party apps to support it, the only issue is that FileVault doesn't.
     

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