MBP has 2.8GHZ i7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AdamRock, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

    AdamRock

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    just checked out the options for the MBP and noticed theres 3 cpu upgrade options.

    * 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 [Subtract $378.00]
    * 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 [Subtract $189.00]
    * 2.8GHz Intel Core i7

    not sure if thats always been there but uhmm i dont think there was 3 options when i bought mine.

    did they do a subtle upgrade?
     
  2. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

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    It was a quiet update that became available after the event. Its 200$ more than the i7 2.66
     
  3. AdamRock thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh YAY. is there any specifics on this version of the i7? or same dual core i7 as before but now just faster?
     
  4. ohheyitskeil macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the same dual core i7 as the 2.66

    imo, the 2.66 Ghz is plenty fast and $200 for .14 more is a waste.
     
  5. AdamRock thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    they should have just started putting sandy bridge in their comp, would have been a lot better.
     
  6. andrew086 macrumors regular

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  7. ohheyitskeil macrumors newbie

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    If :apple: continues to set their TDP at 35 W, then the fastest Sandy Bridge chip that would be in the MBP is only 2.7 Ghz...

    Also, SB will not be in mainstream production until Q1 2011.
     
  8. AdamRock thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i fine with it being 2.7ghz as long as it has turbo boost then its all goooooooood.
     
  9. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    People still pay attention to GHz? GHz doesn't really matter, it's all architecture now-a-days. In any test, a 2.7GHz Sandy Bridge CPU will wipe the floor with a 2.7GHz Arrandale.
     

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