Intel announces dual core IB processors

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ugahairydawgs, May 30, 2012.

  1. MR.BUTTON macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Vancouver,Canada and Shanghai,China
    Good news! That means the new MacBook airs are coming soon...:D
  2. GubbyMan macrumors 6502


    Apr 3, 2011
    Except for the CPU-freq and L3-cache, does anyone know if there are any other difference between the i5 and i7 models? :confused:

    I don't know that much about Intels processors, just want to know if there are any difference or if Intel is just using the i7 name for the higher end CPU:s.
  3. MR.BUTTON macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Vancouver,Canada and Shanghai,China
    i7 is clocked at a higher frequency.anyway,It is just a method of grading levels.:D
  4. theSeb, May 31, 2012
    Last edited: May 31, 2012

    theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    Anandtech have posted their preview/review:

    Edit: On the HD4000

    On battery life
    Note: The i5-2410M is a full 35 W dual core SNB CPU. I am very impressed that a ULV 17W chip matches it in performance.
  5. JimNasium macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2012
    Yeah, but if you buy the MBA Retina display rumors they still have design issues to settle before releasing new MBAs. I still don't really understand the "power issues" the article references, so I have no idea how difficult it will be to settle this design issue.
  6. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    Things do sometimes get pushed off to a different hardware generation. Beside that, I doubt the validity of those "leaks". It's more likely that someone thought it would make a good story as it seems to match a current trend that initiated with the idevices.
  7. njean777 macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2009
    I really hope apple doesn't go with Retina, I am not buying one anyways, but the graphics performance will be terrible with Retina included. The Ipad 3 has problems, I dont even want to know how the macbooks would react to such a high resolution. Of course this is coming from a gamer.
  8. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    I'm not too convinced about "retina" displays being added - well at least not pixel doubling. In the iPad 3, the battery size was increased by 70% to achieve the same life (or similar) to iPad 2. Will this be possibly in an MBA? I just don't know.
  9. firlatim macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2012
    what do you guys think about the latest MBA released? Any of these issues resolved?

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