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  1. cmeisenzahl, Jun 5, 2017
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    cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2005
    faster the new MacBook is compared to the last one. I'd read that the last one was reasonably fast but the mobile M processor would quickly throttle under any kind of sustained load. I hope the new one is a bit better in this regard.
  2. Susurs macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
  3. Kierikka macrumors member


    May 25, 2015
    Stockholm, Sweden
  4. Bel Marduk macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2016
  5. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
  6. Wallabe macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2015
    It may be faster, but don't expect it to suddenly be able to play CS:GO on it at 60FPS full graphics settings.
  7. kvyoung macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2015
    Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
    20% faster according to the Apple site. Doubt most people would even notice the difference in real life use.
  8. Wallabe macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2015
    I really love how these percentage work. They say 20% theoretical improvement, but you really only see 5% actual improvement.

    But that's marketing, if its enough to get you to pay for a whole new laptop you didn't need, they want to trigger the GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) of yours until you open your wallet.
  9. Treyhunna macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2017
    The processors are about the same from last year. This is the .5 upgrade gen
    Chip. The more significant upgrade with intel chips is every 2 gen. Skylake and kaby are pretty much the same. The battery life of the 2016 to 2017 is still the same. Where as the 2015 to 2016 went up a hour.
  10. corduroygt macrumors regular

    May 29, 2005
    New York, NY
    I'm even more interested in the speed comparison of the new 12.9 ipad pro processor with this one.
  11. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    I want to see if the 2017 model offers a higher improvement over its predecessor than the 2016 over the 2015.
  12. petsk macrumors 6502


    Oct 13, 2009
    Northern Europe
    That is unlikely to happen because kaby lake is just a small refinement of skylake.

    SSD speed is up by 50% according to Apple which is a nice improvment, and that will be an even bigger jump compared to the SSD upgrade from 2015 to 2016. But then again, the SSD is so fast in the 2016 model that the average user maybe won't notice it.

    Graphics are just rebranded if I'm not mistaken. Support for 10 bit H.265/HEVC is nice though.

    Also upgraded keyboard should not be forgotten, maybe the best upgrade in the 2017 macbook for some users.

    I think it will be a small but nice upgrade, lets wait for reviews and benchmarks :) I'm probably upgrading, but only because I'm giving my current 2016 base macbook to my girlfriend.
  13. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    The SSD in my 2013 MBP is a dinosaur by 2017 standards, and it still opens most everything with no lag at all. The 2016 MacBook had a far faster SSD than that, and now we're 50% faster than THAT? I can't imagine it makes any real world difference anymore. (Yet capacity has advanced not at all...)
  14. zuzox macrumors member


    Jun 26, 2010
    United Pingdom
    The i5 model was in the shop today.. someone must have a benchmark!!
  15. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    Indeed, it's crazy how much these things improve year-over-year in terms of speed. Too bad the capacity doesn't go up as fast (for the same price).
  16. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    There were only minimal changes to the processor architecture and all speed gains are solely from the faster clock speed. My guess is that the throttling will be similar.

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