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TheRealAlex

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https://www.macrumors.com/2017/01/03/intel-announces-kaby-lake-processors/

Pure and simple, these were not ready I. Time for the 2016 Touchbar MacBook Pro launch look for Intel and Apple to either ninja update theses chips which were supposed to be in the 2016 Touchbar MacBook Pros or Look for an Early Refresh For Back to School College Season 2017 in August.

I can wait 8 months for a 20% performance boost, and support for DDR4 RAM low per Hellooooooooo!!
Wake up people.
 
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xmonkey

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1. You won't get anything close to 20% performance boost with Kaby Lake vs Skylake.
2. The KL mobile chips for the MBPs don't support LPDDR4, sorry. That's for Coffee/Cannon Lake.

And here I was thinking this was gonna be a post about the cool Windows laptops announced at CES.
 

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Qwe9203

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Apple under Steve would have released updated Macbooks/iMacs when new processors arrived or earlier than everyone else. Now we are 1 year behind and bad battery life while all others get the latest and greatest and cheaper too.
 

glindon

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KabyLake has the same IPC as Skylake; they're just clocked higher and they add better support for VP9 and h265 decode. Graphics are clocked the same. No LPDDR4 and no HDMI 2.0 for 4k at 60hz. For the drop in replacement for the top spec 15" Pro you're only looking at an extra 200 Mhz in speed or about 7 percent.
 
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Look to July/August for the refresh. Just don't have impractical expectations. Moore's Law went out the window 5 years ago and our personal energy usage is exceeding what any current battery technology can satisfy.
 

creamz

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Apple under Steve would have released updated Macbooks/iMacs when new processors arrived or earlier than everyone else. Now we are 1 year behind and bad battery life while all others get the latest and greatest and cheaper too.

They need to complete the redesign but they are still using the latest chips. It wasn't like KL was ready when it was released. There will be a silent refresh especially when I'm thinking the battery problems is more hardware than software...
 
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