When should we see Quad core MacBook Pros? Also whats after quad core?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Airforcekid, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    I was wondering do they just add two or double and go to eight?
     
  2. NickM macrumors 6502

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    I'd love a quad core laptop... that will probably be my next laptop to get.
    After 4, it will most likely go to 8 cores. You can get the Mac Pros with up to 8 cores right now, I believe.
     
  3. Airforcekid thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Its hard to imagine needing 8 cores the os will be very graphical etc!
     
  4. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    2011.

    In the high-end desktop (and server) segments it's 6. Then 8.

    We don't know about the other segments, but I think they'll follow the same pattern, just later.
     
  5. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

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    Considering heat issues, it's easier to make more cores then increasing the clock rate. CPU with high clock rates have high watts rate, while an equivalent speed CPU with more cores will generally have better heat and power consumption.
     

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