Haswell rMBP 2.6GHz Does not Save Idle Power compared to other CPUs? (Spec Inside)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Starfyre, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Starfyre macrumors 68000

    Starfyre

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    Looking at specsheets from Intel's own website on the high end Retina Macbook Pro that was released:

    2.3 GHz - i7-4950HQ
    http://ark.intel.com/products/76085/Intel-Core-i7-4950HQ-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_60-GHz

    2.6 GHz - i7-4960HQ
    http://ark.intel.com/products/76088/

    Scrolling down to "Advanced Technologies" section, you'll notice that the 2.6GHz does NOT have "Idle States" like the 2.3GHz. What is idle states?
    This is scary. Is it being missing accidental? Or is it really geared to the special "power" users that dont care about idle power consumption?

    http://www.macrumors.com/2013/07/26...-high-end-haswell-processors-for-macbook-pro/
     
  2. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a

    Wuiffi

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    It says N/A here. That doesn't mean that the 4960hq does not have them, but just that it has not been anounced yet.
    Imo it's the same chip, but with a higher clock, so don't worry
     
  3. Quu macrumors 68020

    Quu

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    It's a very new chip, Intel has not yet added all its features to their website. It has lower power states trust me on that.
     

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