Waiting for Cannonlake MacBook Pro

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  1. xdragon macrumors newbie

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    Cannonlake is Intel’s codename for 10 nm Skylake microarchitecture.

    It will be used with Intel 200 Series chipsets (Union Point). This will be Union Bay platform.

    Expected to have support for 3D XPoint NVM that will be up to 1,000 times faster than flash memory and will have 10 times lower latency than NVMe SSD.

    Release date: 2H 2017


    Can’t wait to see MacBook Pro with these technologies!
     
  2. Ries macrumors 68000

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    Maybe we should wait for kaby lake first, 2016 Q4 :) It will be used with Intel 200 Series chipsets and 3D XPoint NVM.
     
  3. r6mile macrumors 6502

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    Skylake MBPs aren't even out yet and you're already thinking of the next thing!
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Kabylake is just a rebranded skylake with a slight GPU upgrade.
     
  5. xdragon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you think that Kaby Lake chips for MacBook Pro will be ready 2016 Q4 ?

    I think all these technologies won't be ready for 2017 MBP. It will be just refresh before 2018 Cannonlake MBP.
     
  6. Ries macrumors 68000

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    Depends on what you mean with slight...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaby_Lake

    Kaby Lake will add native USB 3.1 support, whereas Skylake motherboards require a third-party add-on chip in order to provide USB 3.1 ports.[5] It will also feature a new graphics architecture to improve performance in 3D graphics and 4K video playback.[6]

    Kaby Lake will add native HDCP 2.2 support.[7]

    Kaby Lake will add full fixed function HEVC Main10/10-bit and VP9 10-bit hardware decoding.[8]

    • 200 Series chipset (Union Point)
    • Support for 16 PCI Express 3.0 lanes from CPU, 24 PCI Express 3.0 lanes from PCH (LGA 1151)
    • Support for Intel Optane Technology
     
  7. xdragon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well... Yes! I think we will wait a looong time for 7 nm processors to come (year 2020 and beyond). So I am thinking of Cannonlake first... :)
     
  8. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    All fine and dandy but nothing takes advantage of any of that currently and being able to use 4K now and slightly better in the future doesn't mean much there still is very little content and until people buy into it more there will continue to be little content. In late 2017 this may be worth something but by then you'll want canon lake anyway.
     
  9. throAU macrumors 601

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    If you need a machine buy a machine, if you can wait until then you obviously don't need a new computer...
     
  10. xdragon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will buy Skylake MBP this year. This thread is only about future technologies.
     
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  12. xdragon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will enjoy 2016 Skylake MBP first... Only looking forward to new technologies for 2018 MacBook Pro ... :)
     
  13. Ries macrumors 68000

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    Nothing takes advantage of it because it is not available yet. Nothing takes advantage of what-ever new Cannon Lake brings either, so why wait for that then?
     
  14. Mattsasa macrumors 68020

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    The cannon lake iGPUs are going to be insane!
     
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    Can't wait for the transparent floating screen coming with cannonlake :)
    Redefining portability.
    Bring a tiny cube anywhere and just press on the apple logo to boot it up. What whaaat
     
  17. WRONG macrumors 6502a

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    Can't wait to see this thread reaching 240 pages and storms of users claiming the lack of rumors, predicting releases based on nothing, and trolls with a friend of a friend which know when and how it's going to be released.

    Good luck with that, I'll go with the Skylake (whenever Apple release it...)
    :D
     
  18. xdragon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You... You... You... Partybraker! ;)
     
  19. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    The upgrade culture has gotten so bad that people are expecting things 2-3 generations in advance. What has Apple created? lol It's not even guaranteed that we'll see skylake macbooks this YEAR.
     
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    With the rumors circulating that the Macbook Pro won't be refreshed with Skylake until 2016 H2, I'll just wait for Kaby Lake. I'd rather have the full fixed function HEVC Main10/10-bit decoding acceleration & VP9 10-bit decoding acceleration and native HDCP 2.2 support.

    I have no faith in Intel being able to deliver 10nm architecture before 2018 at the earliest.
     
  21. intelligence macrumors regular

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    There won't be a Cannonlake, by then we will all be working on our cheap plastic pink iPhone 7SE's!
     
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  23. iRadio macrumors newbie

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    I happily bought my 15" MBP this year, knowing that it appears to be a tried and tested format with hopefully all niggles corrected. Good luck with all that super duper new tech... ;-)
     

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