Macbook Kaby lake performance boost?

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

  1. mminbcn macrumors newbie

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

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    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

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

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    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

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  6. psymac macrumors 6502

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

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    So, twice as fast?
     
  8. maerz001 macrumors 6502a

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

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    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 68000

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    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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