Quad Proc 17" MBP's - Anytime SOON?

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  1. D*I*S_Frontman macrumors 6502

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    Given the strides made with the MBA, is there any realistic hope for a DUAL Core 2 Dual set up in a 17" MacBook Pro? I am certainly no design engineer, so I don't know how technologically feasible it would be, but it seems almost anything should be possible after the MBA.

    Such a machine would be a fantastic desktop replacement.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Not going to happen. That would run WAAY too hot, plus the Intel chipsets don't support it.
     
  3. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Only Xeon branded processors can run in tandem, so no.

    If they on the other hand made a Quad-core mobile processor...
     
  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Someone will bring the specifics; quad-cores should be available in laptops by 2009, IIRC.
     
  5. Lyshen macrumors 6502

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    Possibly late 2008 or 2009, we may see MBP with quad core if Apple decides to release one. Probably be a redesign since the internals will all be new, new chipset, new cpu, etc.

    The Montevina chipset will have quad core CPU with thermal rating of I believe 45 watt.
     
  6. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I can't imagine a one inch enclosure will deal with that kind of heat effectively.
     
  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Not soon, I say that during or just before 2010 we will see quad core in our notebooks at the same or higher speeds that we have now.
     
  8. Twe Foju macrumors 6502

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    not gonna happen for at least untill the end of the year
     
  9. dante@sisna.com macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, at the very end of 2008 at the earliest, probably early 2009, if then.
     
  10. D*I*S_Frontman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I bet it is sooner than we think. Intel seems to be on a tear.

    This sure beats the Moto/IBM PPC days (Sheesh, never thought I'd be saying THAT!). I am still adapting to a processor company that meets or exceeds its own deadlines and projections for innovation. And surprises us with die-shrunk variants for new projects like the MBA.
     

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