Haswell quad core does not fit in the Mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by hugodrax, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. AppliedMicro macrumors 6502a

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    ...being advertised as being leaps and bounds ("x times as fast") ahead of previous generation Mac mini in terms of performance.
     
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    I thought was only true for first generation Haswell, not the refresh.
     
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    My Sandy Bridge Quad-core Mini has 45W TDP

    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
     

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