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    Apple intros fastest ever 8-core MacBook Pro

    And it updates the butterfly keyboard mechanism again for greater reliability.
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    Re: Apple intros fastest ever 8-core MacBook Pro

    8-core with 5.0GHz. Aye, righto Apple.

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    Re: Apple intros fastest ever 8-core MacBook Pro

    Yeah effin right 5GHz on 8 cores. The 6 core dials back to below base clock under load.

    What an utter load of <colourful expletives>

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    Re: Apple intros fastest ever 8-core MacBook Pro

    Does it come with a freezer so that it can run at those speeds.

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    Re: Apple intros fastest ever 8-core MacBook Pro

    Yeah, a single core might get to 5GHz for a few hundred microseconds in this form factor and TDP.

    Still, 8 cores is a step up for multithreaded software uses.

    Apple needs to move to its own designs ASAP.

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    Re: Apple intros fastest ever 8-core MacBook Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by deepblue08 View Post
    Does it come with a freezer so that it can run at those speeds.
    I'd say it's sold seperately, but they haven't figured out how to make freezers with planned obsolescence yet.

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    Re: Apple intros fastest ever 8-core MacBook Pro

    That is if you work outside on Antarctic or somewhere else where is well below 0 degree C,
    you might see your CPU go to 5hz for one millisecond.

    But hey, marketing loves this, legally and technically, it is possible but will be super rare.Anyways,they gonna sell tons of this. It is after all 8 cores chip.

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Apple intros fastest ever 8-core MacBook Pro

    So, real-world performance wise, it's the equivalent of a Celeron under sustained use, and has a keyboard that's likely to last less than a year.

    No doubt it'll be nice and quiet though? Presumably Apple still set the fan curves really low as silence is MUCH more important than performance for Starbucks "pros"

    Looking forward to seeing these benched. Always good for a laugh.

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    Re: Apple intros fastest ever 8-core MacBook Pro

    I had a look at the configurator. It's worryingly easy to push a 15" model over £6000! I'll stay with my desktop...

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    Re: Apple intros fastest ever 8-core MacBook Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by deepblue08 View Post
    Does it come with a freezer so that it can run at those speeds.
    I'd say it's sold seperately, but they haven't figured out how to make freezers with planned obsolescence yet.
    Easy, over-gas it and the compressor will fail prematurely. You can work out how much extra gas to put in to increase the pressure to the sweet spot when it'll fail just outside warranty. If you do it right, you can vary the quality of the parts you want to fail or use worn tooling on certain batches so different parts fail at different times. This will give the appearance of random failures and just entropy but it's really all planned so you can ensure you always have these particular parts in stock at silly prices as well as training your staff to be able to fix them in store.

    Do it right and you can plan to declare the model obsolete at the point of peak planned failures and ensure you have a lovely new expensive product for them to justify buying. Conveniently ready and all shiny and hyped.

    Nah, no one would be this evil.

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    Re: Apple intros fastest ever 8-core MacBook Pro

    FFS Apple, stop buggering about with this Macbook nonsense and release a decent updated Mac Pro.

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    Re: Apple intros fastest ever 8-core MacBook Pro

    So have they *really* fixed the dodgy display ribbon cable and keyboard that gets jammed by dust and debris?
    Orrrr... Is this still a £2,700-£6,574 paperweight wannabe?
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    Re: Apple intros fastest ever 8-core MacBook Pro

    Since their userbase buy them because of the form factor, they have to be nuts to make this laptop thicker for more cooling. In normal usage you will feel the difference because in general, you use that extra performance only in short bursts. Transcode a small video, load something on your, transcode an audio file, etc. So yeah, I think they could have done more, but they are limited by their prices and users requirements.

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