How's the cooling noise with the new Macbook?

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  1. fyun89 macrumors 6502

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    In 2012, they added non-symmitrical fins to the cooling fan to reduce high pitch noise. This year, they promoted that they furthered that by adding more irregular fins to it. If anyone has the new Macbook Pro that can compare it, it would be awesome.
     
  2. bbates123 macrumors 6502

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    When my new 2016 rMBP runs hot I hardly hear anything at all to be honest. Seems to be more quiet than my 2013 rMBP.
     
  3. fyun89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    usually the OSX suppresses the fan to run in low speed. You can manually max the fan speed using an app.
     
  4. powertoold macrumors 6502

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    I think only the new 15" has the irregular fins.
     
  5. Rockadile macrumors regular

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    Try "Macs Fan Control"
     
  6. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    What noise lol. Ive yet to hear the fans even spin up, the cooling on this thing must be very efficient. I had 4 tabs open in safari with flash content running in all of them and it just stays silent.
     
  7. snakes- macrumors regular

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    maybe one can test with prime95 the real core heater :D and show what temps the core get
     
  8. powertoold macrumors 6502

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    Here's the proof only the 15" has the irregular fins:
     

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  9. snakes- macrumors regular

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    100% cpu usage with Turbo on is way to test Fan noise and core temp.
     
  10. VesselA macrumors regular

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    try playing a game - Trine usually gets the fans going really quick
     
  11. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    Do you really think fans would turn on with just 4 tabs open?
     
  12. CrownVic macrumors regular

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    the fans on my 2015 '13 inch MacBook Pro has actually never turned on! But to be honest I haven't done anything (yet) that is very processor intensive.
     
  13. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    Well with my MBA just 2 tabs with Flash content had the fans going at full speed, so yes lol.
     
  14. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    Comparing a MBA to a MBP, which has a completely different cooling system and an improved CPU... Okay then
     
  15. snakes- macrumors regular

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    but i am interested to see core temps with the 15 tdp cpu
     
  16. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    No need to take this so seriously, i was just impressed with the cooling on my new laptop.
     
  17. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    OP was asking about the cooling noise, and how it differed from the other MacBook Pro. Your saying that you don't hear anything while you're not doing anything intensive doesn't really help at all.
     
  18. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    Like i already said on my old machine the fans would come on quite easily, on the new machine ive yet to hear them come on, im well aware that does not answer the OP's question, then again nobody in this thread has including yourself.
     
  19. fyun89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    alright guys, no need to be fighting over this lol. Me and other prospective buyers might be just interested in the fan performance, so I'm still waiting for more answer..

    I use Bootcamp quite a lot and Macbooks keep the fans at full speed when you use Bootcamp. Although you can download fan control app for Bootcamp as well, I dont like risking my 3000+ dollar laptop as those apps are unreliable. So that's one reason I'm interested in this.
     
  20. 5iMacs, Nov 1, 2016
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    I feel like I did enough testing to characterize it (#466). Handbrake x264 encoding is no Prime95, but it does completely peg the CPU at 100% continuously. This plateaus the temperature at 90C and the power draw at 16W, but the fans only get to barely audible at that point (ear right on keyboard)

    GPU stress along with high CPU can push it into the 25W range, but the fan is still only just audible, not loud at all.

    Temps never get to 100C like on my 15" 2015 MBP and so there's never any throttling.
     
  21. fyun89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for trying it out! I hope the 15 inch one isn't too different ...
     
  22. 5iMacs macrumors regular

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    with an i7 and dGPU it's a completely different animal, I expect the fan characteristics to be like the 2015s
     

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