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CNet reports that Intel has updated their price list to include the new dual-core Sandy Bridge CPUs for laptops.
On top of the bevy of Core i5 and Core i7 Sandy Bridge chips already listed in Intel's database, the chipmaker yesterday added dual-core mobile i3, mobile i5, and mobile Core i7 chips to the Sandy Bridge family.
Intel previously announced it would begin shipping the mobile chips starting on February 20th. The chips are expected to be used in the MacBook Pros are said to be released on Thursday, February 24th.

The three most likely CPUs to be used in the new MacBook Pros include:
Core i7-2620M (4M cache, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 2.70 GHz 32nm)
Core i5-2540M (3M cache, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 2.60 GHz 32nm)
Core i5-2520M (3M cache, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 2.50 GHz 32nm)
While they share the same "i5" and "i7" names of last year's chips, the Sandy Bridge is marketed as the "second generation" of the Core i chips with several architectural improvements. A couple of other chips that were considered possible candidates weren't on the price list. CPU world suggests that some of those CPUs may have been launched but won't know for sure until Intel updates the product specification pages on its website.

Article Link: Intel Begins Shipping Mobile 'Sandy Bridge' Chips Destined for MacBook Pros
 

sza

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All craps i7 series will be shipped to Macbook Pro...Steve, there is a thing called Quad core!
 

jjahshik32

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New MBP on Thursday with a Sandy Bridge spec bump. No SSD, no LP, no redesign.

I agree while there is no redesign but I think it'll have the new liquid metal technology (half a pound lighter) with more efficient led displays and perhaps 8-16gb ssd as primary for OSX and a regular sata-III hdd of course due to sandy bridge (this means newer SSD upgrades from Intel or other company SSD drives will run MUCH faster!).

Not too sure if there would be light peak but expect usb 3.0!

Cant wait!:D
 

roe1234

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I'm not sure. I think it'll still be missing some things I want, so I may wait it out another year or two.

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If your sig is accurate, your MB still has plenty of life in it. I, on the other hand, will be retiring my ibook G4 this time around.
 

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Starship77 said:
sza said:
All craps i7 series will be shipped to Macbook Pro...Steve, there is a thing called Quad core!

I don't think there is a 35W mobile quad-core yet :confused:

What's so bad about a 45watt CPU how about a 2720QM option in the 15-17inch

K I have a question for someone who knows what they are talking about. ... Say I ripped apart my 15-17 inch 2011 Mbp, And put a 2720qm inside. How much would that change my battery life? And would it get so hot that it will burn up my MacBooks insides?
 

SuprUsrStan

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Nope. 45W.

Jesus Chirist. How many times does this need to be repeated. A 45W Quad Core is acceptable when you consider the Penryn's and 9400M were 35W and 12W respectively and they were both used in the 2009 MBP's. It's not about the CPU TDP, it's about the thermal design power of both the video AND the CPU. Last time I checked 45W < 47W.
 

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Well let's wait till thrusday to see if this dream comes true
 

mdgm

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If your sig is accurate, your MB still has plenty of life in it.
Yes it is accurate. I'd like to get the refresh, but I know if I do, I probably won't be able to update again for another 3-5 years.
I, on the other hand, will be retiring my ibook G4 this time around.
Fair enough. It is definitely time to move on from PPC.
 

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What's so bad about a 45watt CPU how about a 2720QM option in the 15-17inch

I think macbooks already get hot enough when you use 100% cpu. Also, I think the battery life could not be as good with 45W.
 

dagamer34

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Jesus Chirist. How many times does this need to be repeated. A 45W Quad Core is acceptable when you consider the Penryn's and 9400M were 35W and 12W respectively and they were both used in the 2009 MBP's. It's not about the CPU TDP, it's about the thermal design power of both the video AND the CPU. Last time I checked 45W < 47W.

Of course, the GPU and CPU have separate cooling units. They weren't freaking sitting next to each other. And now you're talking about 45W in one single chip.

Apple's laptop cooling is designed to handle a certain amount of TDP for the CPU and separate amount for the GPU.
 
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