I wouldn't hold your breath for an early February update. I'd say the first update we'll see will be summer/fall for the new chipset. Last year was a silent update because Intel made an update as well (AFAIK)I am thinking to buy a Macbook Pro Retina 15 but I have doubts if it will be an early 2014 model in february, and I don't know if I should wait or buy now. What do you think?
When is this due to happen ?Might as well as wait until the NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs are aboard the rMBPs. Maxwell will have a huge performance improvement from the Kepler architecture (GT6xx and GT7xx).
The GT7xx ones are mostly over clocked variants of the GT6xx cards.
There is no guarantee that Nvidia is going to win the 2014 design bake-off for GPUs versus AMD. Maxwell being after Kepler doesn't matter as much as being selected by Apple as a component for Mac designs.Might as well as wait until the NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs are aboard the rMBPs.
Nvidia's Maxwell and AMD's next generation GPU are hung up on TSMC new fab process which hasn't gone into ramped up production yet. If TSMC's established track record holds up .... don't hold your breath.... it will be well into Spring (March-May). They claim they are going to really hit their dates this time (late Winter/early Spring) but they have also done that before too.When is this due to happen ?