Will the next macbook pro have kaby lake?

ls1dreams

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Hi all,

I have an old macbook that I've been waiting to replace, but want to hold out for at least Kaby Lake (the addition of HEVC hardware decoding is one of the main reasons).

Is the new 2016 mbp model most likely to have kaby lake, or not until 2017?
 

vng01

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Hi all,

I have an old macbook that I've been waiting to replace, but want to hold out for at least Kaby Lake (the addition of HEVC hardware decoding is one of the main reasons).

Is the new 2016 mbp model most likely to have kaby lake, or not until 2017?
Hi,

Idk why but I think the next mbp will come With skylake cpu
 

nicovh

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The appropriate GT4e with Iris Pro graphics will most likely be released in Q1 2017. The right Skylake Chips are slowly starting to roll out now and the rMBP's will (hopefully) be updated at WWDC. Kaby Lake will be nice, but that's atleast another year of waiting!
 

ls1dreams

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The appropriate GT4e with Iris Pro graphics will most likely be released in Q1 2017. The right Skylake Chips are slowly starting to roll out now and the rMBP's will (hopefully) be updated at WWDC. Kaby Lake will be nice, but that's atleast another year of waiting!
Too bad. Oh well, at least the SSD upgrade in my macbook has kept me pretty happy for now. Just wish I had a retina screen! It's definitely worth it to me to wait for that generation, though.
 

ljjycss

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Intel chips with the iris pro iGPU often comes later than regular chips. i7 6700 began available to OEM last year, but i7 6770 isn't here yet. The first iris pro skylake machine would be intel's own nuc shipping next month. It is highly unlikely to see kaby lake chip with iris pro this year. As for kaby lake, I believe it would be similar to broadwell which only covers a portion of intel's lineup. There isn't any desktop i3 broadwell and we don't see any mobile quad core i7 boradwell. I think it would be the same for kaby lake.
 

PTLove

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Kaby Lake Varients suitable for the Macbook Pro's will not be available until late spring next year, if Intel releases them (I dont believe they are even officially on their roadmaps).

So lets hope not, we will be waiting a really long time.
 

treekram

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As for kaby lake, I believe it would be similar to broadwell which only covers a portion of intel's lineup. There isn't any desktop i3 broadwell and we don't see any mobile quad core i7 boradwell. I think it would be the same for kaby lake.
There isn't any i3 for Broadwell (not relevant for Apple-minded folks), but there are 4 mobile quad-cores listed on Intel's site: 5950HQ, 5850HQ, 5750HQ, 5700HQ. There are no MX (extreme), MQ (socketed quad-core), EQ or EC (embedded?) Broadwells. A quick check showed the 4 Broadwell HQ's being used in gaming laptops.
 

ljjycss

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There isn't any i3 for Broadwell (not relevant for Apple-minded folks), but there are 4 mobile quad-cores listed on Intel's site: 5950HQ, 5850HQ, 5750HQ, 5700HQ. There are no MX (extreme), MQ (socketed quad-core), EQ or EC (embedded?) Broadwells. A quick check showed the 4 Broadwell HQ's being used in gaming laptops.
Nice correction. I thought quad core broadwell existed only on paper since I didn't see any mainstream laptop having those chips.
 

treekram

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Nice correction. I thought quad core broadwell existed only on paper since I didn't see any mainstream laptop having those chips.
Actually your misstatement brings up an interesting question - why haven't Apple or other companies (I just did a real quick check but gaming laptops were the only ones I found) used the Broadwell mobile quad-core? This also has possible implications for the Mini, which also uses mobile chips. One article I read said there wasn't much of an advantage over Haswell. I wasn't aware of the lack of Broadwell mobile quad-core adoption before you brought it up.
 

ljjycss

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Actually your misstatement brings up an interesting question - why haven't Apple or other companies (I just did a real quick check but gaming laptops were the only ones I found) used the Broadwell mobile quad-core? This also has possible implications for the Mini, which also uses mobile chips. One article I read said there wasn't much of an advantage over Haswell. I wasn't aware of the lack of Broadwell mobile quad-core adoption before you brought it up.
Those high end mobile broadwell chips were introduced in Q2 2015 according to intel. Q2 was already too late for last year's 15 inch rmbp. I think other OEMs were just waiting for skylake. Skylake chips came out in Q3. So there isn't any obvious reason to do a broadwell laptop and get out dated in three months.
 
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