Montevina on Macbook Pro...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by roseofsharyn, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. roseofsharyn macrumors newbie

    hey everyone,
    I know there maybe loadsa threads out there about the same topic.
    but after reading them all m still unclear as to whether or not to get a mbp yet, rumours of Montevina got me all...
    Ive heard that it increases the front side bus speed to over 1000Mhz, and that its smaller/lighter and more efficient. and that in the Montevina macbook pros there'll be better graphics cards and all more stuff. all sounds great,
    but is it worth the wait?

    I was planning to get a Penryn Macbook Pro about early july. but then I heard news that Intel is releasing Montevina July 14th. I can wait till then, but does anyone know how long apple will take putting montevina in new mbps? or wen these montevina mbps will come out?
    cas if it goes up to september then... I doubt I can wait that long.
    there have also been rumours about the redesign of the mbps... their beautiful as it is... but some say with montevina and its reduced size, it enables them to reduce the size of the chasis.
    also I heard the big improvements are in a newer one, starts with an N... forgot. but Ive heard some say its dude early 09 and some say 3rd quarter 09
    m not waiting a year for that, but m just curious about that. montevina is my main concern tho.
    if any1 has any info on montevina, would be greatly appreciated

    well thekey questions to sumarise:
    - are the montevina mbps worth the wait?
    - how long, after intel launches montevina, will it take apple to launch the new montevina macbook pros?
    - some clarification on the redesigns?

  2. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I would have waited if I could, but I couldn't so I bought a Penryn MBP last weekend.

    And I love it. :cool:
  3. lazydesi macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2006
    Gr8 Adelaide
    to the thread starter,

    Montevina : Due in Q2-Q3 '08
    Based on "Core" microarchitecure
    Utilizes Cantiga chipset
    5th Generation Centrino Platform
    Will hold Penryn CPUs
    -Supports Penryn processors up to 3.06 GHz
    -Lower power requirements
    -1066MHz FSB (compared to 800MHz for Santa Rosa)
    -DDR3 RAM clocked up to 1066MHz (compared to DDR2 up to 667MHz on Santa Rosa)
    -Support for intel turbo memory (optional on Santa Rosa)
    -Onboard gigabit ethernet

    Montevina is a chipset not a processor, and this chipset is to be used in MB not MBP.

    so this chipset do nothing to the MBP
  4. amac4me macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2005
    I anticipate an update somewhere between late July to early August.
  5. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

    Feb 11, 2008
    And what exactly makes you say that? MBP has always used the same chipset as the MB.
  6. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
  7. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Blatantly incorrect assumption.

    As if Apple will house DDR3 and a 1066MHz FSB in the Macbook before their professional laptops. lol
  8. Gunga Din macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2008
    Old Trafford
    If you can wait till 2009, i'd agree its good to buy then. But to wait till possibly August....not sure Monty is really worth it. I dont see a big difference between Penny and Monty MBP's. But thats me. I could have waited till whenever since it was my first Mac and I wanted to try it out.

    I'm glad I bought in Feb, i've learned so much since then and I have a project i'm gonna start up in August. If I had waited , i'm sure things would have been postponed for me.

    The current MBP is plenty. If you need one now, go for it. If you can wait , then wait. Is the newer MBP gonna make that much of a difference in what you plan to do with it? or will the current MBP handle your needs and you can start using it now.

    I said, the current MBP handles my need and I wanted to start using it, I didnt need it, but I wanted to start getting into Macs software and computing.
  9. markrivers macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    Valencia, California
    the one after Nehalem is the BEST!:D
    wait some more.
  10. roseofsharyn thread starter macrumors newbie


    hey, thanks for all the info,
    you reali think that they'd use montevina for macbooks only?
  11. roseofsharyn thread starter macrumors newbie


    hey, good to hear your penryn mbp is working out for you,
    truth is, base level mbp with 4gb ram is awesome for me, but you know, if its a matter of waiting 14 days more than wen I wanted to order it, then its worth the wait.
    tho I have no idea how long apple will take to put them into macbooks after Montevina is launched... and there have been speculation that mbps are in need of a redesign since its been so long. Ive heard people complaining about loud fan noises in Penryn mbps, you had ne of the same experience?
    with all that ppl are guessing that the redesign would come with the Montevina chip set. i wouldnt wanna miss out on that.
    what more can they do to it? its a beautiful machine as it is
  12. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

    Feb 11, 2008
    Montevina, should Apple choose to adopt it for its laptops, WILL make an entrance into the MacBook Pros. There has never been a chipset that was used in MB and not in MBP or vice versa, and there is no reason to say that it won't be used. If you're talking about the fact that there's an onboard X4500 Intel GPU, that doesn't matter. Santa Rosa, which the past 2 MacBook pro releases use, have the X3100 GPU, but still uses a separate GPU.

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