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  • Intel Roadmap Leaked: 2.83 GHz MBP This Fall?


    Engadget is reporting on a leaked Intel document showing new Core i5 and Core i7 processors in the third quarter of this year, prompting hopes that the MacBook Pro line will get a second speed bump in 2010. The new chips range up to a 2.8 GHz Core i7, which will run at a blazing 3.46 GHz with Turbo Boost. Since the MacBook Pro line was refreshed in April with Core i5 and i7 processors, it'd be reasonable to expect build-to-order options rather than new models.

    The roadmap show's Intel's continued focus on Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) chip designs. In addition to the high-end 35W designs, the roadmap shows new Consumer-grade Ultra Low Voltage designs, including a 1.33GHz Core i5 that will ramp to 2.13GHz using Turbo Boost 1.46 GHz Core i7 that will turbo to 2.53GHz and a 25W 2.26GHz Core i7.

    Further down the road, Intel's new 32nm "Huron River" platform will be released in the first quarter of 2011. The new CPU family will pack WiMAX and Bluetooth onto the same die, along with WiDi. Intel's new wireless graphics technology, introduced in January, allows PCs to stream HD video direct to interface boxes or (as yet unreleased) compatible TVs. In addition, the Huron River line will support new Zero Power ODD technology, which will boost battery life by enabling an optical drive power savings mode, parking Blu-Ray or DVD drives when not in use.

    As when Apple quietly added new 3.33GHz quad-core Intel Xeon processors as options to the Mac Pro on its website at the end of last year, it's possible that the speed bump will be released without fanfare.

    The new chips were first tipped when Engadget noted that the Dell website featured Core i7-740QM and 840QM options, since removed.

    image via Engadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Intel Roadmap Leaked: 2.83 GHz MBP This Fall? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. bigdrdok's Avatar
      bigdrdok -
      Wow...fast!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      3.46? future much
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Hmm might wait to sell my MBP then.
      Mac Pro is just overpriced.
    1. Success.Is.Sweet's Avatar
      Success.Is.Sweet -
      Still playing catch up to 6 month old technology.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Success.Is.Sweet View Post
      Still playing catch up to 6 month old technology.
      How are unreleased chips old technology?
    1. knguyen's Avatar
      knguyen -
      oooo so glad I didn't upgrade. Gonna wait til January then.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Now what am I going to do with all this power!
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      Of course! Three days after I get my MBP an new, faster, cheaper one comes out! XP
    1. nautical79's Avatar
      nautical79 -
      Are you telling me that i saved 3 yrs to buy my very own macbook pro, then suddenly mac decides to realease the new version and months later intel decides to realease new chipsets and all within this year, this suck, Years ago when pcs needed to be replaced because almost every year intel release a new and more faster processor, you remember since pentium appeared, Same Sh... its hapening again Intel Sucks.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      How does continued progress and speed updates translate into "Intel Sucks"? Macs have gotten speed upgrades at least once.. sometimes twice a year so it should be expected that within a few months of purchasing you will have an "old" model.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      My MBP definitely needs to be sold for this!
    1. jordbrett's Avatar
      jordbrett -
      I'll just bring it to tekserve or apple and pay to upgrade the chip if everything else is the same.
    1. tat2me2's Avatar
      tat2me2 -
      It still amazes me how fast our technology is growing, my first computer was a PackardBell, it had a 75MHz intel pentium chip, 8MB memory, 1MB of video memory - WOW
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Lol, Apple should sue intel for "irreparably damaging" its sales goals for the new Macbook Pros. Who would be foolish enough to buy one now after hearing this news?

      Just sayin'.
    1. 01grander's Avatar
      01grander -
      Where is the quadcore?