rMB processors - impact on battery and heat ?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pasadena, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. pasadena macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2012
    For the CPU-gurus out there : what would (likely) be the impact on battery life when upgrading from the 1.1Ghz to the 1.2 or the 1.3 ?

    Will they get much hotter than the 1.1 or does that have nothing to do with it ?
  2. mtneer macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2012
    Experience with other computers using more powerful processors on the same thermal envelope suggests that there would be an impact to battery life. How much - is something that you will have to wait for the reviews to be out after release.
  3. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2010
    Usually the higher frequency versions also run at a lower voltage, somewhat mitigating the addition power loss due to a higher clock rate. But I suspected that battery life is affected a little bit for certain.

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