The New Broadwell MBP will only bring battery life benefits?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FooArk, May 25, 2014.

  1. FooArk macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2011
  2. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816


    Apr 12, 2007
    It is supposed to bring major GPU advancements as well.
  3. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    It should be a bit more efficient per-clock compared to Haswell, and also consume less power per-clock. Intel quoted the GPU performance improvements with 40%, which would probably translate to 20% real-word performance increase.

    So all in all, nothing to get overly exited about, but I expect the Broadwell to be a next evolutionary step into closing the bridge between the mobile and the desktop.

    Now, Skylake is when exiting things will start to happen. AVX-512, DDR4, Thunderbolt 3.0, mmm!
  4. Quu macrumors 68030


    Apr 2, 2007
    I'd expect upgraded GPU to GTX 800 series and maybe an upgraded panel to 4K giving a desktop resolution of 1920x1200 in "retina" mode.

    I know some people think that is unlikely but we've had the same 2880x1800 panel for two years and a small number of other 15.6" laptops are shipping with 4K panels now.

    I'm also expecting Apple to bring out a 4K Thunderbolt display soon.

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