8th Gen update soon?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by deepen03, May 10, 2018.

  1. deepen03 macrumors regular

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    When do you guys think the MB Pro will be updated to the 8250u, 8550u and 8750H (15" model) chips?

    WWDC or Fall?
     
  2. zmon macrumors regular

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    WWDC. Apple has already let the MBP go without an update for nearly a year now, but we can partially blame Intel for that at least since they finally released the chips with Iris graphics about a month ago.
     
  3. MrGunnyPT macrumors regular

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    WWDC for sure, also expect a keyboard revision and most likely Touch Bar on all models outside of the 12"
     
  4. ilikewhey macrumors 6502a

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    if 13inch gonna get 4 cores and more travel distance butterfly i'm game.
     
  5. jerryk macrumors 601

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    I am hoping for the hex core for the 15". And a revised keyboard. Still will not be a day one buyer and will get AppleCare+
     
  6. deepen03 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can definitely see the 8750H (6 core) or similar in there. Some of the new gaming laptops from MSI and ASUS have that processor.
     
  7. jerryk macrumors 601

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    Most important thing those laptop have is a beefy GPU. That determine fps much more than the CPU.
     
  8. zmon macrumors regular

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    The only thing I'd keep an eye on for the 15" is Apple opting for Kaby Lake G (4 cores + Vega GPU) instead of the hex core with a refreshed 555/560 GPU. Considering there are other 15" in the segment that offer KLG, I wouldn't be surprised to see it although I have my doubts.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm hoping to see an update at WWDC, but if not, I'll probably just sit tight as my need for a new laptop hasn't reached critical status yet.
     
  10. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    I'm hoping to see updates at WWDC for all the Mac lineup including the 12" but if not i can wait until later this year, my 2011 MacBook Pro still works even if it is slow.
     
  11. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

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    How do you know when it has reached critical status? When it fails? By that time, you are already past your critical status. :D

    This was my 'realization' when my 2015's SSD broke down recently and Apple kept my laptop for 3 weeks at their store. Had to buy a Thinkpad as my backup computing device.
     
  12. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    There won't be a Keyboard revision ... Keep dreaming. Also not "for sure" MacBooks aren't their bread and butter and could easily just wait until the 9th gen cpus come out or just wait until the Fall. They have done it before with the 2015 coming out early and the 2016 came out in late 2016.
    --- Post Merged, May 12, 2018 ---

    Assuming its a minor refresh with only an upgrade to the internals I wouldn't even bother buying it for the 15 inch. you'll get a better value getting a 2017 cheaper ( Or just keep your 2016,2017)then buying a 2018. The hex core cpu upgrade is nice sure but you wouldn't get such a performance boost it would be worth buying the hex core imho. The one where you'll see a significant difference is the 13 inch pro going from a dual core cpu to a quad core.


    Gaming laptops just do it to say it has one really TBH. You don't need 6 core cpus for most gaming needs and TBH a dual core would be good for most games with the few which are cpu extensive.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    LOL, that's one way to classify it, but I was kind of thinking that the apps I run on don't work as well (or at all). I'm running an older version of OS X on it, and I'm keeping the apps un-updated (other then Office and Adobe CC). Lightroom is working well, though performance is not a bit poky.
     
  14. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

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    Righto. Well in that case, as long as you don't mutate your software, your laptop should chug along until hardware failure. I will probably adopt the same strategy for my 2015 to eke a few years more out of it.

    Lets hope the 2018 refresh is at least most of what we wanted.
     
  15. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    You're just going to get a cpu/gpu upgrade and perhaps 32gb of Ram


    At the very best a refinement of the keyboard but the same
     
  16. ls1dreams macrumors 6502

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    We'll almost certainly get the new 8th gen chips, but they won't be the 8250u/8550u for the 13". Those are the older 8th gens that don't have iris graphics. Most likely the i5-8269U, i7-8559U, or similar.
     
  17. leman macrumors G3

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    I too think it will be at WWDC. The Coffe Lake chips are de-facto vaporware until now.
     
  18. deepen03 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup, these specs should do.

    Intel® Core™ i5-8269U Processor 4.20 GHz | 2.60 GHz | 6 MB SmartCache | Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 655
    Intel® Core™ i5-8259U Processor 3.80 GHz | 2.30 GHz | 6 MB SmartCache | Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 655
     

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