Newest Penryn MBPs using TI FireWire Chipsets?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Abhorred, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Abhorred macrumors member

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    Despite the graphics card mess and impending refresh of the line, I'm still soldiering towards getting a MBP in the near future (my first Mac after 17 years ob PCs). I really wish I could hold off until the next revision, but it doesn't look like that'll be an option.

    However, as I'm a computer music type, a whole lot hangs on whether the newest models use the TI FW chipset. I know that the Agere debacle a few months back screwed a lot of people over, and word seems to be that Apple's gone back to TI chips, but what's the current word?

    Thanks for your help, folks.
     
  2. yarinb macrumors newbie

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    Yes they do

    I have the latest MBP 2.4Ghz Penryn and it has a TI firewire chipset.
    While I'm at it, let me recommend the Apogee Duet FW interface. Its sound quality is mindblowing! (not to mention the nicest Mac OS X integration ever)
     
  3. Abhorred thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I've already had a Motu 828mkII for 4 years, and it's mostly served me well, but at the moment my Windows box refuses to play audio without crashing, among other bunches of problems, and I need the OS compatibility for graduate school composition/computer music programs, all of seem to use Macs. I fully intend to fix my old Windows workhorse, but I may also have a subsidized chance to get a Mac, and I'm not planning on fighting it too hard. ;)

    As nice as the Apogee stuff is, for the time being I'm going to stick with Motu, partially due to its cross-platform compatibility (call me a slightly reluctant Mac convert), and partially because I already sunk $1000 into the 828, and I intend to milk some more usage out of it - so long as they're still life in its sleek, little frame. That's why I was asking about the FW chipset; without TI or Lucent, an unhappy Motu there shall be, and I'm damn sure not going to pay $3000+ for both a buggered video card AND a FW chipset that won't work with most audio interfaces.

    Even if the case the problems come in happens to be very sexy.
     
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