Will apple update the processers on the macbook/macbook pro?

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
and if so, what processer?

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    i hope they go 3.00 ghz+
  • Reply 2 of 5
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,548moderator
    Intel's price list is here:



    http://www.intc.com/priceList.cfm



    There's only one 3 GHz+ 45nm mobile processor and I reckon that will go in the iMac.



    If Apple supported desktop processors, this would be easy and a lot cheaper. You can even get a quad 3 GHz desktop processor for $530 vs $851 for the dual 3.06 GHz mobile.



    The equivalent dual core desktop to the mobile one, the E8500 3.16 GHz is just $183.



    The mobile chips QX9300 and Q9100 are quad core. If Apple's strategy this time is price, they might not use any of these. The 17" MBP could have had one but I'm not sure they will keep the 17" going. I personally hope they don't as I've never considered a 17" laptop to be very useful.



    I do think they will go with the 1066 MHz fsb models, which means:



    T9600 2.80 GHz $530

    P9500 2.53 GHz $348

    T9400 2.53 GHz $316

    P8600 2.40 GHz $241

    P8400 2.26 GHz $209

    SP9400 2.40 GHz $316

    SP9300 2.26 GHz $284



    The current MBP tops out at 2.5 GHz using the T9300. The 2.8 GHz is 35 W so again more likely for the iMac. I would say the P9500 at most for the laptops. I'm not sure what the old processor lineup prices were but these look a good deal cheaper so this could have a significant effect on the pricing.



    Current low end is 2.1 GHz and the lowest in that list is 2.26 GHz.



    I don't think Apple should differentiate between pro and non-pro any more and instead just have 3 models:



    13" model, P8400 - 2.26 GHz - integrated Nvidia - $899

    15" model, P8600 - 2.40 GHz - integrated Nvidia - $1299

    15" model, P9500 - 2.53 GHz - dedicated Nvidia - $1899



    All with 2 GB Ram standard, all with 7200 rpm and SSD options, all backlit keyboards, all DVD burners, all LED backlit, all with Nvidia chips but the highest one gets the 9600 GT.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    $1299 for a notebook with integrated graphics is robbery in my mind.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    T9600 2.80 GHz $530

    P9500 2.53 GHz $348

    T9400 2.53 GHz $316

    P8600 2.40 GHz $241

    P8400 2.26 GHz $209

    SP9400 2.40 GHz $316

    SP9300 2.26 GHz $284



    We should also remember that Apple has gotten unlisted processors from Intel in the past. If they do, the most likely candidates would be 2.13GHz and 2.66GHz, both of which are possible with 8x and 10x multipliers, respectively.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    99.999% chance there will be better processors. Price and which CPU, GPU, motherboard is going to be the exciting part.
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