Macbook Kaby lake performance boost?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mminbcn, May 17, 2017.

  1. mminbcn macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2017
    Will the kabylake update give the macbook a significant boost or not really? Cheers
  2. xyz2610 macrumors member


    Aug 8, 2014
    I don't think that there will be a noticeable performance increase as kaby lake processors are not much more powerful than Skylake processors. Battery life could be slightly better though.
  3. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    Slight performance boost and slight battery improvement, Kaby Lake was a minor update over Sky Lake.
  4. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    General performance is up ~5-10% from benchmarks ran on other computers.
    Battery life stays the same.

    It's a very minor boost there. The update to Kaby Lake would be almost pointless except, maybe, that it might provide a good boost to >4K content playback (which will help with Final Cut Pro as well) since Intel is upgrading the built-in video accelerator.

    So if you are a heavy iMovie/FCP user, you may see some improvement.

    Otherwise, finding a 2016 model at a discount would be better.
  5. Treyhunna macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2017
  6. psymac macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    I'd also expect the new keyboard as with the MBP, and please Apple, one more port!
  7. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    So, twice as fast?
  8. maerz001 macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2010
    but not for speed. Maybe a new color and improved camera :)
  9. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    You're probably right about that, but at this point with WWDC only a couple of weeks away it would be worth waiting in the off-chance that Apple has something up their sleeves..... Most likely not but you just never know.
  10. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    That's true but it will also depend on what processors they go for. I have said since around August that I strongly think they will drop the m3 due to the (at the time, rumored) rebrand to Core-i chips, except the m3 and the close processor pricing. This means that we would see a greater improvement.

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