The future of MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MBX, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    Hey, I'm currently runnung the unibody 17'' at 2.93ghz and 8GB Ram.

    However I was curious when do you think we'll have quad/ octo in the MBP and 16-32GB Ram?

    Is it more like 1-2 years or much longer?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I think a quad is a possibility with the Nehalem processors but I wonder about the actual viability of it. The heat/energy usage must be low enough for it to make sense.

    I don't see an octo going into a laptop ever or for a very long, long time.
     
  3. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    The only laptops using those level processors at the moment seem to be the huge, bulky gaming laptops that cost way more than even your 17" MBP. So I'd say 5 years until we see quad as a standard option.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Quad: 2011 when Sandy Bridge comes
    Octo: 2012 - 2013 when Haswell comes
     
  5. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    I would guess we will see a Quad/Octa Core iPhone and iTablet BEFORE we see them in the MBP. It could be we see them in the Spring 2010, at least in the highest end MBPs like the 17." I hope so but cooling and power management are more important to Apple before a many core CPU hits the MBPs.
     

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