The iMac Ivy Bridge DOESNT EXIST

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  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, now that I have your attention, let the debate start, this is all my point of view and I may be completly wrong

    Many users are complaigning about no new ivy bridge iMac, and that Apple is not "current hardware" when comparing to PCs. But I sort of noticed that PCs are also not getting this specific Ivy Bridge cpu. Let me explain:

    iMacs use a 35W/45W processor if Im not mistaken, the same as MBP/rMBP, and Intel hasnt been able to produce them yet for anything else.

    Apple has what, doubled its Macs shipments in the last years? And what does the future looks like? Apple is on its way to doubling its Macs shipments again. That means double Intel Processors need to be manufactured. And has Intel being growing like this? NO. They are not.

    so, Ivy Bridge has been released for the PC. Thats true. But is the 66W/77W desktop version. ALL the several 45W and 35W models with HD4000 are still not available. I know this cause Im waiting for one to put in my HTPC.

    My belief is that Intel is not capable of meeting the rMBP/MPB/iMac demand for 45W processors, thats why no new iMac/MacMini. And apparently, PC side is also waiting for it.
     
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  3. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's okay. :) The ConCat is always on your side.
     
  5. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah the high end CPU available in a 2011 iMac is the i7 2700 which I believe is a 95watt CPU.
     
  6. kfscoll macrumors 65816

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    Except for this highest CPU available is an i7-2600 @ 3.4GHz. The i7-2700's nominal clock speed is 3.5GHz. Both processors have a TDP of 95W.
     
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    But I guess this could explain the lack of new Ivy Bridge Minis.
     
  8. Mike Valmike macrumors 6502a

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    No, because the Mini would use the same CPU as the Air, and that has been updated with Ivy Bridge.
     
  9. BenniG, Jul 27, 2012
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    BenniG macrumors member

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    Ivy Bridge maybe not popular

    I know digitimes.com has not the best reputation, but this article
    http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120725PD207.html
    points out, that ivy bridge is not consumers favorite.
    I don't know the reason (and I'm to lazy to do a further research), but maybe apple decided to be careful with this chips.

    If You read around in some german game scene sites, I found, that not all ivy bridge CPUs are on the market. The Top IVY bridge will come 2013, the actual Top Intel CPUs are sandy bridge CPUs (Core i7-3960X followed by Core i7-3970X)
     
  10. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Actually the Mini uses the same processors as the 13" Macbook Pro.... Just fixing that for you.
     
  11. leman macrumors 604

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    Well, besides of iMac using desktop CPUs, there is a great bunch of laptops aside from Apple's which are shipped with a mobile IB CPU. So Intel is rather good at meeting the demands of the industry.
     
  12. Mike Valmike macrumors 6502a

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    I stand corrected! :D
     

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