MBP 15" Quad Core?

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  1. callagga macrumors member

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    anyone know whether the next MBP 15" update (whenever this is - eg Q1 2011 or whenever) might have a Quad Core? i.e. based on knowledge of these chips etc are we likely to see such an upgrade in the MPB 15" range in the next 6 months say? (or an i7 for that matter)
     
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    Hard to say, it's totally up to Apple. According to latest rumors, mobile quads will remain 45W which might be too hot for MBP, especially for 15". Previously MBPs have always used 35W chips. Only time will show us
     
  3. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    The only i7 35W is the 2620M
    2.7GHz
    4MB Cache
    two cores
    3.4GHz Turbo
    DDR3-1600
    650MHz-1300MHz IGP Turbo
     
  4. joniepoo macrumors newbie

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    i heard of a slight i7 speed bump to 2.8ghz, but again, this is a rumor.
    and yea, 35W seems to be apple's target TDP for mobile processors so, at least in the near future, i dont think there will be a 45W processor (meaning no quad cores).

    oh, and Core i7-2620M is a dual core and the op was asking about quad cores =D
     
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    There is i7-640M coming later on this year (Q4) but 133MHz (~5%) bump in CPU ain't what we really want. By the time 640M is out, it's only couple of months till Sandy Bridge which will be much bigger bump
     
  6. joniepoo macrumors newbie

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    yea.. it's prob gonna be the same deal as i5 520m and i5 540m, where the slight MHz gain will not be worth the extra cash anyway
     
  7. mulo macrumors 68020

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    I don't get why people are so excited about sandy bridge. the low power models, like those that are going to be and always have been in the MBP's are going to be dual core, just like the i5/i7 we already have.

    now, ivy bridge. That's going to be something else, And that's just two to three years down the road.
     
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    nope, never has been. I was stupid and didn't do my homework, didn't think the i5 had hyperthreading so I got the i7. wish I didn't would have gotten me a nice external drive, or even an extra monitor...
     
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    The IGP will be 2-4 times faster plus the annual 10-20% increase in clock for clock performance. No, it's not going to be revolutionary but it will be the biggest update in 2011. It's not worth waiting for but as usual, we geeks just like to hype about all new, unreleased stuff :p
     
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    whats IGP?... :D
    Internal Graphics Processor? - just a guess, but herd something about it.

    you said it! ;)
     
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    ah almost got it!

    makes me wonder what the ivy bridge will bring to that realm...
     
  13. joniepoo macrumors newbie

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    imo dont wait for sandy bridge. get mid2010, skip sandy bridge, and wait for ivy bridge. die shrink is always exciting haha and brings something new/interesting
     
  14. mulo macrumors 68020

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    yeah smaller size, less power consumption
    + the smallest ivy bridge is going to be quad, so we will all get quad cores at minimum! :D + some of the desktop versions are going to have 8 cores on a single dye.
     
  15. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    This was my thought process as well...buy now, then stash $100/month for the bigger update.
     
  16. mulo macrumors 68020

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    well given the current resale value of macs you'd only need to stash around $60/month
     
  17. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    I tend to give my previous computers to my parents...I'm nice that way. ;)
     
  18. mulo macrumors 68020

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    you sure are! ;)
    but you see my parents don't want my old computers! for some odd reason... they still use computers from like 2003-04
     
  19. joniepoo macrumors newbie

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    hahah but hey, why do parents (unless they're hardcore gamers or graphic designers/video editors) need the latest tech? they'll think a C2D runs the same as an i7. just give them a SSD and they'll think they have the fastest thing ever
     
  20. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    I just gave them my 1st generation Mac Mini and they seem content with it!
     
  21. joniepoo macrumors newbie

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    yep =) im sure they love it hahah
     

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