Cannonlake Macbook 12" - is 4-core processor possible?

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  1. KensaiMage macrumors member

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    Is it possible that we could see a 4-core Macbook 12" with the release of Intel's Cannonlake architecture?
     
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    Who's right? :D
     
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    :D
     
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    Not with the current design. The 2015, 2016, and 2017 MacBooks all seem to share the same mechanical details. For the MacBook to support a TDP significantly higher than 4.5W it will require a huge re-design. Note the 4 core mobile i7s have a TDP of 45W. Suppose, in the future, they can get it down to 15W - that'll still require a design that permits 3 times the heat.
     
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    Cofeelake will bring 15W quad core chips, which can be slightly downclocked to have 4.5W TDP. Coffelake is 14 nm architecture. Cannonlake will be after Coffelake and with 10 nm architecture, which can easily have quad core CPUs on 4.5W TDP.
     
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    10nm Cannonlake will be sold along side 14nm Coffeelake , Low Power chips like the y-series that powers the macbook 12 will be Cannonlake and most the U-series chips and desktop parts will be Coffeelake.

    Probably going to just do the low power stuff for 10nm till yields are better , when mature they will just come out with Icelake and be 10nm for the whole lineup would be my guess.
     
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    No, it will not happen. But is it possible?
    Yes, by lowering the TDP and underclocking the 15W Coffee Lake quad-core, and then completely redesigning the internals. But battery life would still be a lot worse.
     
  11. maerz001 macrumors 6502

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    stop dreaming. maybe in the 13" MBP. and u guys know how long u r waiting for this. But in the MB? haha.

    Apple downclocks a 15W CPU to 4.5W? Thats just not their philosophy and it makes no sense. the output wouldn't be faster than a dualcore
     

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