Let's guess which cpu will be used in new MBA

MatthaiosSaraj

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Nov 19, 2012
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Let's see if we can guess which CPUs will be used in new MBA.
My predictions are:
- 11" MBA i5-4250U 1.3-2.6GHz and optional i7-4550U 1.5-3GHz
- 13" MBA same as 11" or i5-4350U 1.4-2.9GHz and i7-4650U 1.7-3.3GHz
all CPU have intel HD5000 graphics
For rMBP they might go with 4350 and 4650 instead of using them in MBA or they might go with i5-4258U 24.-2.9GHz and i7-4558U 2.8-3.3GHz for both 13" and 15" rMBP or maybe i5-4288U 2.6-3.1GHz for base 15". All rMBP will probably have a cpu with iris pro graphics.
What are your thoughts on this?
 

gnasher729

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Let's see if we can guess which CPUs will be used in new MBA.
My predictions are:
- 11" MBA i5-4250U 1.3-2.6GHz and optional i7-4550U 1.5-3GHz
- 13" MBA same as 11" or i5-4350U 1.4-2.9GHz and i7-4650U 1.7-3.3GHz
all CPU have intel HD5000 graphics
For rMBP they might go with 4350 and 4650 instead of using them in MBA or they might go with i5-4258U 24.-2.9GHz and i7-4558U 2.8-3.3GHz for both 13" and 15" rMBP or maybe i5-4288U 2.6-3.1GHz for base 15". All rMBP will probably have a cpu with iris pro graphics.
What are your thoughts on this?
To be honest, all these numbers just make my head spin :eek:
 

MacLappy

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This is my guess

MacBook Air 11" base processor i5 4250U 1.3GHz
MacBook Air 13" base processor i5 4350U 1.4GHz
Both upgradable to i7 4650U 1.7GHz
 

MatthaiosSaraj

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Nov 19, 2012
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So does that mean they will be a little slower than the previous generation but have faster graphics? Or does Haswell run faster than Ivy at the same clock speed?
Haswell is supposed to be 10 - 15% faster but it has lower base clock speed. At turbo it is the same or little higher. Intel cheated a bit and lowered the base clock to achive lower power consumption at idle.