Mini Speed Bump?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by rkdiddy, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    I know :apple: is very tight lipped about their updates - but I'm wondering if Intel has a faster processor out that fits the Mini's board. **Note: I know the current one is soldered in - but I'm wondering if Intel would need to create a new processor or is it already out - just waiting on Apple.
     
  2. 300D macrumors 65816

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    You'll be waiting 1-2 years.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Buy now or wait until fall 2010.
     
  4. rkdiddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. track09 macrumors newbie

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    My guess is any processor that fits that slot. Do some research, and make sure that the processor is in the same line that Apple supports somewhere.

    LoginWindow.app has issues with processors that Apple does not support.
     
  6. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    Intel already makes faster processors in the same line Apple uses, so Apple could make a speed bump mini today.

    Apple sold the old 2006+ 2.0 C2D mini for a long time while there was a faster CPU that just dropped in also - but they never speed bumped the old mini.
     
  7. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    No one really knows. It might as well get updated when the iMac gets updated. Maybe faster clock speeds or Arrandale.
     
  8. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    Technically speaking, if they wanted to, they could relabel much faster processors as slower ones, underclock them and have them stay cool.

    Hard drive manufacturers used to (still do?) "destroke" a hard drive. They could keep a huge pile of 80 GB drives on hand, and turn them into 60's, 40's and 20's if they needed to with a firmware burn. It sounds crappy, but when you sell to corporate America, some of them have imaging tools that can't handle larger drive capacities.

    I wouldn't be totally surprised if Apple were to go get some more recent chips, clock them down a little to maintain cooling, and pop them in.

    I'll be buying a Mini2009 when Snow Leopard goes live, so I'd love a CPU bump.
     

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