Is the new one, 2017 MBP so hot?

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  1. fokmik macrumors 68000

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    Is this guy telling the true? are the new ones very hot?
     
  2. psynnott macrumors 6502

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    Nothing new - the mid-2012 did exactly this too - it would be quick to get to 100C under load - I've seen it hit 104C and then the fans would try to deal with it but by then it's too late and it's throttling.
     
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    I would wait on the "reputable" and balanced reviews, on the 2016 the thermals were always described as very good, 2017 should if anything be better.

    Ful disclosure not owning 16/17 MBP

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  4. Darkashnet macrumors regular

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    I found my 2017 to be a little less hot than my 2013 used to get. Normal every day tasks it doesn't get warm, powering a 4k display it barely gets any warmer, only when something high graphics (Starcraft via that 4k display) is running does it get toasty. But when I do things like that I tend to have it on a desk and not on my lap.
     
  5. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    What CPU/GPU does your 2017 MBP have?

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  6. Darkashnet macrumors regular

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    The £2699 model. 2.9 i7, Radeon Pro 560 4GB.
     
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    Thx, I really don't expect the 16/17 MBP's to have any signifiant issues related to elevated temperatures. Good to hear from an owner & user confirming the same.

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  8. Charlesje, Jun 19, 2017
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    Could you try running the cinebench cpu test (the same test in the video)? It is known that Kaby lake runs hotter then skylake. I was fearing the new mbp's would have the same throttling issues as the mbp's before the 2016 revision. The 2016 revision performs remarkable when considering heat dissipation. Eg my 2,9 ghz 2016 macbook pro doesnt throttle under heavy load tests as the cinebench test. Also see notebookcheck for extensive testing under load. While it has the same base clock speed as the model tested in the vid the 2,9 ghz 2016 mbp scores around 750, opposed to the 683 score in the vid for the 2,9 ghz 2017 mbp (so it seems). This will be important to know for performance users. This would also prove again that geekbench tests are flawed in predicting actual performance.

    I'm also curious about the results of the top tier kaby lake mbp.
     

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