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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by earthandtone, Jan 30, 2009.
Who wants to see the quad core chips in the mac book pros. I do . who is with me?
Eh. I'd like to see how well Snow Leopard uses extra cores first. At this point I don't believe my 2 cores are being used effectively.
I'm waiting for quad core MBP's and 8GB of ram to be cheaper. My SR 2.4ghz 17" is working great still. Current MBP's aren't much of an upgrade IMO.
Quad Core chips in the MBP and dual in the MB would differentiate the pro's from the non-pro's very well. It makes the most sense. It won't happen until the Mac Pro is 8 core standard though. Quad Core MBP would probably be close to as fast, in some things, as the current 4 core Mac Pro.
Hopefully by 2010 the Quad Core MBP's come out. That's when my Applecare expires!
I would like to see also how much heat they will produce.
Does anyone have any idea if the quad cores will be in the iMac or MBP first?
As someone who regularly maxes out his 2.5GHz dual core MBP (At work, I often run 2-3 virtual machines) , the idea of a quad core MBP is very tempting indeed. I need quad core to make any upgrade worthwhile.
I dont see it happening soon. The current thermal envelopes can't withstand the heat. The iMacs maybe...MBPs not so much
A very very very small percent of users would actually benefit from this so I can't imagine Apple jumping the gun on this one. Mac Pro and iMac maybe but we wont see it in a laptop anytime soon.
Hate to break it to you, but they've had EIGHT cores STANDARD for over a year now.
The current MacBook Pros already get very hot under full load so I don't think they can easily take a Quad without some good redesign. However I did look at the internal shots of the 17" and I noticed quite a lot of cavities where they could add heat pipes, or extend the motherboard and place another fan at the top. Here is an image that illustrates the empty space: