The New 3.06Ghz processors in 15"/17"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Neon1234, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Neon1234 macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    does anyone know how hot they'll get now? I think the Larger 17" could handle it , however the smaller more compact 15" has less thermal dispersion. Will it be "too" hot. by "too" I mean, will it compromise the system?

  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Probably the same fan system and heatsinks, so likely similar thermal characteristics.

    If they used the bigger 17" for a couple more fans, they can likely kick it up a notch like they do on the iMacs.

    Instead they just stuff in a bigger battery to the extra space.
  3. hummer28 macrumors member


    Aug 6, 2008
    I'll be interested to see if it makes any difference with the heat. I just sold my 17" Uni-body (2.93 GHz) on E-bay and ordered the 3.06 GHz version. It cost me zero dollars (broke even on the sale) and I was able to get a free Ipod Touch out of it. I'll let you if it gets any hotter than the 2.93 when put to task, but I doubt it.
  4. jedijoe macrumors 6502


    Oct 13, 2005
    Boulder, CO
    the new CPU, the T9900 (3.06) has the same thermal design power (TDP) as the 2.93 and 2.8 which is 35W. The 2.53 and 2.66 have a TDP of 25W.

    My guess is it will be the exact same as the 2.93 experience...
  5. Pagga macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2009
    Closer to the Artic circle than I like to be
    Yes, I agree. I doubt you could make out any difference at all, unless testing progs over a long period of time.

    I might ad that my own 2.93 GHZ 17" is dead quiet and cool as a surf board almost all of the time.


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