Thunderbolt 3 - the rMB v.2 single port..

No-Me

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And Apple already knew this! :)
This is great for USB-C, and very great for Thunderbolt as it will most likely get more mainstream with the USB-C connector.

The next generation of Apple Notebooks is going to be awesome, too bad it's going to take a long while before the rMB will be updated.
 

KPOM

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Oct 23, 2010
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And Apple already knew this! :)
This is great for USB-C, and very great for Thunderbolt as it will most likely get more mainstream with the USB-C connector.

The next generation of Apple Notebooks is going to be awesome, too bad it's going to take a long while before the rMB will be updated.
My guess is that it will be updated next February after the second round of Skylake-Y chips is released.
 

tantantheman

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But the question remains, is the next rMB going to be able to even handle two 4k displays at 60Hz? I'm pretty sure that it'll overheat before it can push that many pixels.
 

Axeros

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Mar 11, 2014
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Yeah, on the front page now - this means I will REALLY want to get v2 when it is released.
Yes, a rMB v2 with TB3 will be a much more attractive package than v1. If the CPUs show a significant increase in power, then I'll probably go for one.
 

tutux

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Yes, a rMB v2 with TB3 will be a much more attractive package than v1. If the CPUs show a significant increase in power, then I'll probably go for one.
What can you do with TB3 that you can't do with USB3?

I'm curious because when I see the number of TB devices.... IMO, Intel is killing the TB slowly by merging it with USB and keeping jut few extra usage for very high end solutions. a USB pro solution :)
 

maflynn

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I think TB is all but dead, this is just another attempt by Intel to try to entice other computer makers to use thunderbolt. Maybe it will work, but I'm kind of skeptical. It seems like a no brainer for Apple to use their one and only port on the MB to be dual purpose, i.e., can accept USB-C or Thunderbolt.
 

Queen6

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Yes, a rMB v2 with TB3 will be a much more attractive package than v1. If the CPUs show a significant increase in power, then I'll probably go for one.
Skylake will be incremental on computational power, iGPU`s, power saving, greater integration etc. are a big focus. So yes the Retina MacBook will be more attractive, equally it`s still not going to be a rational alternative to those that need the performance of a MacBook Pro.

Q-6
 

Axeros

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Skylake will be incremental on computational power, iGPU`s, power saving, greater integration etc. are a big focus. So yes the Retina MacBook will be more attractive, equally it`s still not going to be a rational alternative to those that need the performance of a MacBook Pro.

Q-6
Evidently not, that's the trade off between power and size, otherwise the two notebook categories wouldn't exist. The increase in power I referred to is relative to the rMB, not the MacBook Pro. For the time being, it's safe to assume passively cooled processors will lag performance-wise somewhat behind actively cooled processors.
 
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