Haswell quad core does not fit in the Mac mini

hugodrax

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the reason for no quad core i7 is because they would not fit in apples 45watt tdp case design. The quad core would require a case that can handle 45 watts.

The 2014 models are just stopgaps due to the broadwell delays. In October 2015 you will see quadcore i7 Mac minis.

No conspiracy, just a design issue.
 

rrl

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TDP should always be taken with a grain of salt. Especially Intel's. Whatever TDP they advertise, Haswell has been known (in many cases - no pun intended) to run hotter than Ivy Bridge, at least on higher clock frequencies.
I thought was only true for first generation Haswell, not the refresh.
 

johngwheeler

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Dec 30, 2010
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I come from a land down-under...
My Sandy Bridge Quad-core Mini has 45W TDP

the reason for no quad core i7 is because they would not fit in apples 45watt tdp case design. The quad core would require a case that can handle 45 watts.

The 2014 models are just stopgaps due to the broadwell delays. In October 2015 you will see quadcore i7 Mac minis.

No conspiracy, just a design issue.
Err, no. I have a 2011 (Sandy Bridge) quad-core Mini that has the same case (with 2 disks) as the new models. This is a 45W TDP CPU, so I doubt there is any good reason why a 47W Haswell part couldn't be made to work.

http://ark.intel.com/products/53463/Intel-Core-i7-2635QM-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-2_90-GHz