"Macbook Pro Memory Model" Coming in November

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  1. macUser2007, Oct 17, 2011
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  2. Quinoky macrumors regular

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    Quite remarkable clock speeds.. Nice find though.
     
  3. macUser2007 thread starter macrumors 65832

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    Hehe, it seems like a bit more of a bump than I expected :)

    I need a new 15" Mac Book Pro, so I've been chomping at the bit.

    Sure hope it's early November.
     
  4. DisMyMac macrumors 65816

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    Another thread said build-to-order has stopped on the 15-inch model. Is that possible?
     
  5. macUser2007 thread starter macrumors 65832

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    If the line is in the process of being updated, it's not just possible, but very likely :)

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    BTW, I wonder what does "Memory Model" stand for?

    Hope it doesn't mean SSD only, storage space would be way too small for my purposes.
     
  6. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Oh nice. What about 13-inch? I'm hoping they will update that as well.
     
  7. MVRL, Oct 17, 2011
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    not saying it's entirely impossible, BUT after doing some research, Intel doesn't have any new 2nd gen i7 QM processors at 2.33 or 2.66ghz. The only 2.3ghz CPU is the 2820QM; however, at the price point of $568/unit for batches of 1000, compared to what Apple currently uses 2720QM at $378/unit, it seems fairly unlikely that Apple would make this move.

    A more realistic bump would be 2.2 and 2.4ghz with 2670 and 2760QM respectively since the price point is still exactly the same as the i7s used in the Feb. refresh at $378/unit for batches of 1000.

    On the other hand, they may start offering the 2.5ghz 2860QM as a potential upgrade option up from the current 2820QM at 2.3ghz.

    If my theory is correct, waiting for a mere 200mhz speed bump that won't even induce any noticeable gain in terms of performance is neither what I would do nor suggest.

    source:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge#Mobile_processors

    confirmed on intel's site:
    http://ark.intel.com/search/advance...™ i7 Processors&CoreCountMin=4&CoreCountMax=4
     
  8. Quinoky macrumors regular

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    Exactly my thoughts, the clock speeds are rather strange since they don't match with any of Intel's new Sandy Bridge offerings.

    Also, how likely would you guys think that the GPU will be upgraded to an HD68xx (if a spec bump does arrive at all)?
     
  9. macUser2007 thread starter macrumors 65832

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    You are most likely right. The links I found are probably just placeholders with old info (this would explain the 1066 DDR3 copy, too).

    I still wonder what "Memory Model" stands for, though.
     
  10. Quinoky macrumors regular

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    I guess we'll find out in November.
     
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    It would be extremely unlikely, since the only possible candidate in the 6800 line is the 6850M.

    And the reason? The 6850M does not support Dynamic Switchable Graphics, meaning you won't be able to make use of the Intel 3000 graphics while doing less gfx intensive work. Read: less battery life for a < 10% performance gain.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Didn't the 2010 model have 2.6 dual i7 ?
     
  13. JT123 macrumors member

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    Yep, it also had 1066MHZ DDR3 RAM, Apple aren't stupid, they would post this early with a Typo.

    Also 2.66Ghz wasn't even one of the new processors released by Intel; there is no such thing as a 2.66GHZ Quad Core i7, only Dual- Apple would update with a downgrade.
     
  14. WonkyPanda macrumors regular

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    And that's why you don't go to an Audio/Video forum for processor speculation. We'll hold down the fort here at MR for you guys.
     
  15. macUser2007 thread starter macrumors 65832

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    Huh?

    They got it from 9to5mac and the links to the Apple Store in the first post are real. Click them.

    Repeat: The Apple Store links say "COMING NOVEMBER."

    The part that was misleading is the cpu speeds listed in the Apple Store placeholders.
     
  16. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible this is a typo that combines last years speeds with this years models? the 2.66 was a top of line processor from last year
     
  17. Quinoky macrumors regular

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    There was no 2.33 GHz, though.

    Right, makes sense. Thanks.
     
  18. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    Maybe they are adding on board flash memory to handle the OS and most functions so the thing screams even with a SATA drive.
     
  19. Prodo123, Oct 17, 2011
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    Sorry to break it to you, but last year's MacBook Pro had a 2.66Ghz clock speed with 1066Mhz DDR3 RAM.
    Also, the 2.33Ghz is a 2006 model which is too old for Apple to sell a RAM upgrade for.

    These pages are sites where you can buy memory modules for these models (the same ones as the über-overpriced Apple BTO RAM).

    These are not evidence of a spec bump. :p
    However, this does show that Apple will be selling upgrade components.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/sp24
    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP582
     
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    And.. it's GONE..

    I saw it earlier today.. but you click on The Link now and it's all gone.. :rolleyes:
     
  21. macUser2007 thread starter macrumors 65832

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    Nope. Still says:

    Macbook Pro Memory Model Ships: Coming in November
     
  22. SwoopAEG macrumors newbie

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    How about if Memory Model stands for
    Memory, for example 500 GB and
    Model, for example 15 inch.

    So just placeholders for spec bumps on 15/17 inch. Not Memory Model as a name for it.
     
  23. nikobe macrumors newbie

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    Odd one this.

    The Memory Model entry appears on the UK site as well:

    http://store.apple.com/uk/search?find=macbook+pro&mco=MTA4MTgxOTA

    I wish we were currently mid cycle. I came to the macbook pro buying party at the wront time. I'm not normally bothered by the getting the latest and greatest, but I don't see the point in buying something that will be updated (however insignificantly) in a matter of days/weeks.
     
  24. swedefish macrumors 6502

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    Interesting!

    I'm in your same predicament although I ordered my new MBP 15 the day before the rumors started (expecting to receive it tomorrow). The computer will still be more than sufficient for my purposes but if the anti-glare will get cheaper or if USB 3.0 or SSD are introduced soon, I obviously will be rather annoyed. :s
     

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