Quad Core MacBook Pro

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  1. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    Hello guys,

    I am wondering if there are any rumors or news from Intel by when we could theoretically expect a Macbook Pro with a Quad Core CPU? Any ideas?

    Cheers
    LaForge
     
  2. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    I dont think they will add it, It wastes to much power. battery would only last 30 mins.
     
  3. CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Sure - I am absolutley aware of the fact that there are currently NO chips. My question is by when can we expect quad core notebook chips from Intel ? 2008 ? 2009 ? 2010 ?

    If Apple is putting those then in a MacBook Pro is another question.
     
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    The next Core micro-architecture (debuting late this year and in 2008), Penryn, is supposed to have qual-core mobile chips.
     
  5. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    The quad chips are coming in the second half of 2008, So I would guess that we may see one at Macworld 2009.
     
  6. CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Macworld 2009 would be awesome!
     
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    Didn't I read somewhere that Intel plans to develop 20+ core equivalent chipsets by 2018? If that is so, imagine what we will have by 2050. :eek:
     
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    I think that the Core race will be obsolete, along with the Megahertz race and whatever else will have happened.

    There will be much better power-saving technologies, and wireless power will be ubiquitous...no more charging!
     
  10. verticalforce macrumors member

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    By 2050, we won't be using a computer since a meteor will strike, ice age will begin (again) and Apple will invent ways to make a fire more intuitive and revolutionary. The iFire.
     
  11. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    Multi Touch enabled fire?
     
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    Hey, I've been pinching fires out for YEARS now. ;-)
     
  14. CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

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    There go's the thread.... :cool:
     
  15. HFU macrumors regular

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    According to industry source, PC laptop is targetting quad-core Penryn at high end professional laptop workstation segment. I'd assume Apple to release quad-core system for MBP as well.
     
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    Well What is the TDP difference between the Quad core processors and the Dual Core? That is on of the big things Apple sill have to look at. Unless Apple decides that 1 inch think notebook are no longer in vogue...
     
  17. HFU macrumors regular

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    Fitting quad-core in 1-inch chassis is going to be a challenge. There is no official TDP data for mobile version of Penryn yet, but if we look at the Xeon variant of quad-core Penryn, the lowest TDP is 50W which clocks at 1600MHz FSB. Assuming quad-core version of mobile Penryn runs at 800MHz or 1000MHz FSB at the time of Montevina platform, the TDP will be a lot lower than 50W and feasible for quad-core MBP.
     
  18. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    liquid cooling would be it :D
     
  19. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    its only a matter of time. im sure we will look back at this thread when we are on our octocore ultrathin macbooks and laugh. it might be 2012, but, im sure it will happen eventually.
     

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