Why Are Apple And Microsoft Using Old CPUs In Their New Computers?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fpenta, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. fpenta macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2016
  2. brynsmith23 macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2007
    we already know why,

    Kaby Lake GTe3 aren't ready.

    Apple can't puck a new CPU the doesn't exist yet into their laptops.
  3. myscrnnm macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    I don't understand why this has to be explained every time Kaby Lake comes up. The way people are talking about Skylake, you'd think it was stone age technology.:mad:
  4. fpenta thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2016
    I didn't even need to know why because it's easly imaginable but I still read people asking why.
    I don't expect Kaby Lake being better than Skylake in terms of performance tho.
  5. falcon511 macrumors newbie


    Apr 23, 2016
    There is very little difference between Kaby Lake and Skylake. I think Caby Lake allows for better 4k decoding? I might be wrong there. Caby Lake is what Skylake should have been. Intel dropped the ball on that release.
  6. brynsmith23 macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2007
    I hear you, those Skylake were forged with stone and bronze chisels:rolleyes:

    Skylake is the best option out at the moment and the only option, and it really isn't that old, all these Kaby Lake, Cannon Lake and Coffee Lake will all be on the same sized Die.

    It'll only be improved instructions we will see and better battery life.

    Embrace what we have right now, it is actually finally here, there is always something better coming up, but it'll be a wait.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 2, 2016 ---

    The performance increase will be minimal, like it was pointed out,

    Better 4k coding instructions.
    Better Batter life.
  7. stabile007 macrumors regular


    Feb 21, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    The Microsoft inclusion in this article is weird-MS announced the Pro 4 and Surface Book when Skylake first launched they aren't expected to release new updates really until next year sometime in the spring from the rumor mill. As for going with an older dGPU they probably didn't want to do too much extra work while working on an updated unit anyways coming out so soon.

    The Apple bit was interesting because I was wondering about that a little. Makes sense and I doubt there is much of a loss in going with Skylake for them anyways.

    The other thing as MS learned with the SP4 and SB is being the first out the gate with new processor tech isn't necessarily in their best interests given all the issues they had to fix with updates and working with Intel. If you sell laptops based on their reliability I wouldn't be jumping into the Kaby lake fray so soon after launch...just in case.

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