New Sandy Bridge Processors released today...

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  1. WardC macrumors 68030

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    Apple added a high-end BTO last year so it's certainly possible. Apple might replace the i7-2820QM with i7-2860QM at some point, maybe even i7-2720QM with i7-2760QM.
     
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    They cost the same so they might as well do so.
    There is already a thread about the topic. Also that this CPUs were coming was known for months now it is not exactly news worth another new thread.
     
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    I am one of those "idiots" who purchased my 2.8GHz i7 MacBook Pro three weeks before the new ones were released, so I was OUT of the return period...I have decided the new ones aren't really that much of an upgrade from what I have, so I have been waiting for something a little more attractive processor-wise that would be an incentive to upgrade. I have the 15" Anti-Glare model, upgraded it with a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM....I think for my next MacBook Pro I will be going with the 17" model, I do like the larger screen.
     
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    I knew this day would come when my MBP's CPU is no longer the fastest mobile CPU known to man, but it still hurts. All I'm left with is 3rd best now. Hmm, it already feels slower. :mad:
     
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    It never was the fasest in the first place. i7-2920XM was the fastest back then.
     
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    I am sticking with glacial movements here. Samsung should have the Core i7 2670QM out next month.
     
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    :D Just get over it. If you would get the new one and compare them side by side, you probably wouldn't even notice the difference.
    Anyhow, everything gets outdated, no matter what.
     
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    It might be there as a upgrade (like the 2.8GHz on 2010 models).
    But def not a new refresh.

    MAYBE as a low end MBPs on the next new refresh.
    The high end should come with Ivy Bridge
     
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    :p I kid, I kid. I just happened to get the 2.3 because I didn't feel like waiting on BTO for AG screen, but I'm sure it's next to impossible to tell between the .1/.2GHz variations.
     
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    The 2960XM uses 55W which tells me there's no way it is making it's way to a MBP anytime soon. As for the rest they're not much of an upgrade from the existing processors. 2.2 & 2.3 vs 2.4 & 2.5...negligible.
     
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    No it doesn't it replaces the 2920XM which was also 55W.
     
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    I think the i7-2760QM looks like an attractive replacement for the high-end MBP.... and I suppose the i7-2860QM could maybe be an upgrade option.. probably not a standard config, as it's a bit pricey for almost zero performance return (basically like the 2.2 vs. 2.3 GHz now).

    They could move from 2.0/2.2/2.3 optional to 2.2/2.4/2.5 optional. This would be nice, as the 2.2 is actually a nice bump up from the 2.0.... its turbo mode hits about 20% higher clocks. The high-end (also, barely faster....) 2.7 GHz model is probably too hot at 55W. . . and too expensive. That's be a cute little halfway refresh. Or heck they could just start offering them as upgrade options before the Ivy Bridge refresh.

    Can't wait for Ivy Bridge >:)

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    Overclock it, then.
     
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    Ah, yes, all my MBP needs is a little more heat :)
     
  17. stevemiller macrumors 68000

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    i'm justifying things to myself that i wouldn't want any more power over whats available now till ivy bridge comes through to deal with the heat, and then i'll wait a generation for them to work out any bugs in that new architecture and supposed case change... yeah... works out fine... lalalala :p
     
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    Ha ha, I hear ya, man! Oh well, we were Kings of the MacBook Pro Hill for 7 months. ;)
     
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    Step 1)Buy 500 dollar processor
    Step 2)Overclock to the same speed as the thousand dollar processor
    Step 3)Save 500 dollars.
     
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    Only CPUs with unlocked multiplier (K or Extreme models) can be overclocked. Otherwise you are stuck with less than 5% OC.
     

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