Intel announces quad-core Core i7 Extreme and Core i7 for laptops

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dwl017, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. GeneKam macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2008
    Mississauga, ON
    Nah with the knew mac books pro batteries i would say it should last good four hours. Shouldn't be too bad, basic math im using is twice the energy needed so divide 7 into two and add about an hour because of the power management that intel introduced.
  2. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009
    People are going to have to chose either between battery life and CPU power. I wonder if there's going to be a balance that all can live with?

    Since laptops imply mobility, I'm thinking extended battery life will continue to win over raw processor muscle. That leaves these "brutes" to be bought by a select few with hardcore needs on the go - a niche market.

    Just rambling. I'm usually wrong. :D
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Hurray, the end of what I call battery life. Also, I thought the whole i7 stuff was to get rid of the FSB. But I see in the link to Dell's new studios there is a 1333MHz FSB.

    45W TDP? Seriously....
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    If I understand it correctly, i7 gets rid of the memory controller off-chip, and moves it on to the CPU. I guess the FSB still denotes the frequency the RAM operates/sends information.
  6. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2009
    40% faster h.264 based video encoding in windows 2000 for me.

    Totally not a waste.

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