2017 MBA - is the i7 custom upgrade kabylake too?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Daniel Reed, Jun 30, 2017.


2017 spec bump MacBook Air, is the i7 Kabylake same as the i5 base option?

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

  3. Not Sure

  4. Your face is Kabylake

  1. Daniel Reed macrumors regular

    Daniel Reed

    Sep 9, 2016
    San Francisco
    Does anyone know for fact if the i7 upgrade option now on MacBook Air laptops are also KabyLake? T

    here was much fan fair about Apple bumping the base i5 version to kabylake from broadwell.

    But what about the i7 option, is it also kabylake or still broadwell?

  2. kiwipeso1 Suspended


    Sep 17, 2001
    Wellington, New Zealand
    The MBA is still broadwell. The i7 is still the same speed as it has been since 2015. The only difference is that the i5 was slightly speed bumped.
  3. Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    According to EveryMac, the new i5 MBA is not Kaby Lake and there is no upgrade to the i7. They also don't identify it as a 2017 model, just a 2015 with a 1.8ghz Broadwell i5: http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...book-air-core-i5-1.8-13-early-2015-specs.html

    On June 5, 2017, Apple quietly updated the MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.6 13" (Early 2015) with a modestly faster 14-nm "Broadwell ULT" 1.8 GHz Intel "Core i5" processor (5350U). This model otherwise is identical to late configurations of its predecessor apart from some identifiers.

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