Will Macbook Pros ever going to have real quad-core processors?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by secrethero, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. secrethero macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    I am mostly mobile and run process heavy apps...was wondering if Macbook Pros ever going to have real quad-cores.
    Not the hyper-threading crap.
  2. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Based on apple history, they focus on battery life and form factors more than power. Average users do not need quad core, but they want more battery life.

    Unfortunately, apple cannot make laptops based on small number of users who want to run latest 3D games and intense applications.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Of course, as "ever" is almost infinite in describing time related issues.

    Like all these "best cheese ever" or "never" slogans.

    Btw, they will even get more than four cores one day, if the CPU technology actually makes progress, which it seems to have done since the Zuse Z3.
  4. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
    Late 2011 or Early 2012 is your friend.
  5. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    We've been following this trajectory since the late 19th Century :eek:
    Intel has moved it up to 2H 2011
  6. dusk007, Nov 17, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010

    dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Mobile phones will have quad cores at some point.

    A very good guess is that the MBPs get Quad Cores onces intel shrinks to 22nm. I don't think you will see those CPUs in a MBP before 2012.
  7. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    Exactly, the releases due in 2011/2012
    they will feature ivy bridge processors, in which even the entry level chip will be 22nm and feature 4 cores. the desktop version will feature up to 16 cores on a single die. (hence I don't get the fuss about Sandy Bridge!)
  8. secrethero thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    ouch...i guess i have to wait till late 2011 or 2012.
    Or get a smaller iMac with a large carry bag.
  9. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
  10. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2008
    Like another poster said, late 2011 to early 2012. Most likely when Ivy Bridge comes out which will be 22nm (Down from the 32nm Sandy Bridge.)

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