Waiting for the Skylake Macbook Pro Thread

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  1. lavrishevo, Mar 16, 2015
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    lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    I'm on the fence. My 2011 is feeling its age. Just dropped it off for its 2nd main board replacement due to the AMD GPU issues. Anyway, it is still a good computer. Scores over 9300 on Geekbench 3 32 bit which is pretty good considering its age. Honestly, with the Samsung 840 pro and trim enabled it runs just a tad slower then my friends rmpb from early 2014. With that said I don't think Haswell / Broadwell will give much besides battery life and maybe a slight bump in specs. I guess what I am wondering is will it be the end of the year or next before Skylake is implemented? Don't think I can wait till next year at this point and I am not too impressed with the 13" performance numbers. Not when my 5 year mbp is still faster then the new 13" Haswell. Were talking 6741 for the new top of the line 13" and I can get 9500 from a 5 year old 15" :confused:


    http://wccftech.com/intel-skylake-2...set-supports-ddr4-gt4e-graphics-chip-desktop/
     
  2. Damtoft macrumors member

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    You should wait for Cannonlake, that's the REAL upgrade.
     
  3. matreya macrumors 65816

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    Just out of curiosity, I ran Geekbench in tryout mode (32 bit only) and got a Multi-Core score of 12711.

    So I guess there's about a 40% gain on yours.. not bad for 3 years difference.
     
  4. lavrishevo, Mar 16, 2015
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    In my experience, playing with the new mbp vs my nearly 5 year old quad core I7 2.2 sure does not feel 40% faster. Rendering a long video may prove otherwise. I plan on building a hackintosh for this anyway. The daily stuff is quite close which is what makes me want to wait for Skylake. Cannonlake won't be till 2017. Of course I would love that cpu. Skylake is supposed to be more impressive then the mid cycle Broadwell.
     
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    I keep forgetting what I finally will use the computer for while waiting for the new computer.
     
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