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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by apphotography, Jan 6, 2015.
How soon until this can be a reality, guys?
Not in the next few years that for sure
Isn't Broadwell a good candidate?
It certainly won't be around for Broadwell, and its quite possible Apple may never go that route (at least until Intel releases one as a default configuration).
Given that they went to dual core on the Mac Mini, I can't see them increasing the cores on the MBP line. Somewhat apples and oranges, I know but I think the philosophy of cutting back may be the cause and that may also affect future MBP designs.
Intel do a few i7 mobile chips that have 6 cores but with a tdp of 140w its a bit of a monster.
Scrap that just re looked the speculated chips seem to be dropped.
Why do you need six cores?
Each Tick (such as Broadwell) approximately doubles the number of transistors per square centimeter. Intel could have offered 6-core mobile Broadwell chips if they had wanted to, but adding to the core count is not currently a strategic priority for Intel. The strategic priority that is taking advantage of most of the additional transistor count is improving the integrated GPU. Once the mobile discrete GPU market is dead (in a few years), then we can expect to see 6-core mobile CPUs with much larger cache sizes than we see now.
It can be a reality now, but there's no demand (or mainstream need) for six cores so Intel don't manufacture one.
Probably not until battery life can be good
Thanks guys, just thought it odd that four cores have been around so long now. Have you seen this crazy thing? It probably has 30 minutes battery life and burns your bollocks off.