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  • Intel Unveils New Quad-Core Mobile Broadwell Chips, Apple Unlikely to Use Them Though

    Intel recently unveiled new quad-core mobile processors based on its Broadwell architecture, six months after the first set of Broadwell chips rolled out, but the timeliness of the recently announcement may be too late for Apple to snag it for its recently updated MacBook Pro. The new Intel chips include the i7-5950HQ, -5050HQ, -5750HQ, and -5700HQ. Each one of them carries a 47-watt TDP rating with base clock frequencies that range from 2.5 GHz to 2.9 GHz.

    Each of the processors contain 4 physical cores and 6 megabytes of L3 cache. In this particular case the 5940, 5850 and 5750 all ship with Intelís Iris Pro 6200 graphics while the 5700 comes with Intel HD 5600 graphics. If Apple were to move the 15-inch MacBook Pro lineup to Broadwell, these are the chips that the company would end up using. That being said, the larger MacBook Pro was recently updated with faster storage and a Force Touch trackpad. The recent lineup still has the previous-generation Haswell processors though.

    With the recent revamp and rumors that suggest Intelís next-gen Skylake platform will make its debut before the end of 2015, it is likely that the Cupertino California company will skip Broadwell completely from its notebook lineup. Skylake will likely bring the performance and efficiency improvements along with support for WiGig, Rezence charging and possibly Thunderbolt 3. Weíll have to wait and see what ends up happening.

    Source: Intel via ExtremeTech
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Intel Unveils New Quad-Core Mobile Broadwell Chips, Apple Unlikely to Use Them Though started by Akshay Masand View original post