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

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MatthaiosSaraj, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. MatthaiosSaraj macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    To be honest, all these numbers just make my head spin :eek:
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i don't think the iris pro configs will make it to macs

    just a hunch
     
  4. MacLappy macrumors regular

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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
     
  5. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    They will definately be from the Haswell-ULT line of 13.5w-15w CPUs; it could be any of them though.
     
  6. BASTI51 macrumors member

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    i5-4200U & i7-4500U like acers and sonys ultrabookflagships

    sadly no GT3 :mad:
     
  7. danistyping macrumors regular

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    Why such low GHz? My MBA has a 2GHz low voltage i7. What don't I understand about Ivy vs Haswell?
     
  8. BASTI51 macrumors member

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    The CPUs with HD5000+ / GT3 have a lower baseclock
     
  9. danistyping macrumors regular

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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?
     
  10. MatthaiosSaraj thread starter macrumors member

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    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.
     

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