T9800 P9900

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  1. MADMAXX macrumors member

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  3. MADMAXX thread starter macrumors member

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    forgive me I meant the T9600 an the P9700

    i.e. the old 2.8 that Apple is slipping in the new MBP's and the ones that they should rightly be putting in the new P series.
     
  4. catdog02481 macrumors regular

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    So is there a way to find out which (P or T series) type of 2.8Ghz cpu apple is shipping in the new uMBP 17" just "upgraded" from 2.66?
     
  5. catdog02481 macrumors regular

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    Never mind, just downloaded cpu-x and it says: T9700 not p9600
     
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    geekbench
     
  7. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    You mixed it up. Its P9700 and T9600. So which is it? Most likely the T9600 as thats what they were using before and according to this the P9700 is only made in a PGA (Pin grid array) form factor, not the BGA (ball grid array) Apple uses.
     
  8. imthekuni macrumors member

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    Wait, I was lead to believe there was not a socket in the notebooks, its just soldered directly to the board? Or is the lack of socket still irrelevant?
     
  9. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Its this basically. Intel makes nearly every mobile processor in two versions. One with pins (PGA) and that for use in sockets. The other with little balls which are soldered directly to the motherboard (BGA). Apple uses the latter and Intel doesn't make the P9700 in a BGA package just yet. So Apple's only option for a 2.8GHz processor was to go with the T9600.
     
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    Cool, makes sense then.
     
  11. catdog02481 macrumors regular

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    It's T9600 you are correct
     

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