Author publication SemiAccurate Charlie Demerdzhyan claims that a 15-inch MacBook Pro also a new generation will use the most powerful of the available mobile processors Intel Haswell – Core i7-4950HQ. This processor provides a 2-2.5 times greater performance for graphics-intensive tasks compared to the Core i7-3840QM, which can be found in the current generation of Apple laptops.
Processor Core i7-4950HQ has four processing cores with Hyper-Threading technology and 6MB of cache in the third level. CPU base clock speed of 2.4 GHz, Turbo Boost and the mechanism is able to overclock to 3.6 GHz. Onboard graphics – Iris Pro 5200 – operates at a frequency of 200-1300 MHz and has access to additional high-speed memory eDRAM.
It is worth noting that Intel Haswell processors outperform their predecessors not only the power but also the energy efficiency. For example, the 11-inch version of the MacBook Air, introduced in June, can survive without recharging up to 9 hours, 13 inch – up to 12, and in the mode of continuous video playback with iTunes – up to 10 hours. Independent tests have shown that the Haswell chips can hold MacBook Air in offline mode, up to 15 and a half hours .
According to analysts KGI Securities, the updated MacBook Pro will be available in mid-September, and sales of these cars will start in October. According to some reports, the delay of “professional” Apple laptops relatively ultrathin laptops based Apple Intel Haswell due to difficulties with the production of display Retina.
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