Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Macbook Pro 2010 Core i7 has been Benchmarked! Feb 2010

This video blog about a benchmark on geekbench that was done for the unreleased macbook pro 2010 with intel core i7 620m.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Clues Hint at Possible MacBook Pro 2010 With Core i7 Chip

The Computer geeks has report hinting at an upcoming MacBook Pro 2010 equipped with Intel's latest mobile processor.

Readers of MacRumors spotted Geekbench benchmark results for what appears to be a MacBook Pro featuring a 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 M620, a high-end dual core processor featuring Intel’s Hyperthreading and Turbo Boost technologies.

The benchmark results appear plausible, as they suggest the alleged Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro outperforms 2.66GHz MacBook Pros with the current Core 2 Duo chip. However, take this with a grain of salt. You have to wonder why an Apple employee would run this test and post the results in public.

Geekbench creator John Poole told that Geekbench results can be faked, but he believes the Core i7 MacBook Pro benchmark is real.

“If the system information for this system has been faked, it’s a convincing fake; there aren’t any inconsistencies in the system information, the Mac OS X build number matches Apple’s numbering scheme for new hardware builds, and the processor matches people’s expectations for what will appear in the refreshed MacBook Pro,” Poole said. “In other words, I believe this result is authentic.”

Intel announced its latest mobile chips at CES 2010, and many notebooks are beginning to ship with the new processors. Observers believe Apple will upgrade its MacBook Pro family to include the new Intel chips.

MacBook Pros received an upgrade in June 2009, and Apple typically refreshes its notebooks every six or seven months. So if the Geekbench results are to believed, we should expect to see a Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro soon.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Apple's MacBook Pro 2010 Updates

Recently, I have heard a lot of chatter on the subject of Apple's Macbook Pro 2010 being updated. Various rumours have been circulating.
Macrumors published an apparent geek bench on the to-be-updated Macbook pro. It showed a detailed list of its score and a few specs were listed.
So apparently we will see a 600m Intel Core i7 chip with two cores in the new MacBook Pro 2010 and i am assuming with its Core i5 and i3 counterparts in some of the lower end MacBook Pros.
Here is the apparent GeekBench test for you all to see. So what do you think leave comments below and thanks for reading.


Is a MacBook Pro base on Intel Core i7 strutting its specs in the wild?

For ur viewing pleasure, I present the latest Apple rumors doing the rounds this Saturday Noon -- namely, GeekBench results for a "new" Core i7 MacBook Pros. According to the results, what you're looking at above are the numbers for the MacBook Pro 6,1, sporting a nastified Intel Core i7 (dual core, not quad) 620M (Arrandale) percolating along at 2.66GHz.

Other curious points here are the 4.8GHz Front Side Bus, which sounds a little screwy to us, and a final GeekBench score of 5,260, which makes current MacBook Pros clocked at the same speed look like your grandfather with a walker (those ranges hover around 3,700-4,000 on average). The laptop in question is also allegedly running a fresh version of Snow Leopard (build 10C3067 of 10.6.2), which certainly makes sense if someone is out there benching a new Apple's product, though it's not a number we can verify.

Still, if you were using a new Apple's product, would you be dumb enough to publicly share this information? Probably not, which of course raises the question that this might just be a hackintosh or some other clever spoof (even if we did see a suggestion of new MacBook Pros on the way recently). In the meantime, you can dream of having your pants burnt off by the above monster, and we'll let you know if this thing starts looking a little more real.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Intel promotion points to the MacBook Pro Core i5

It's a good safe bet Apple will eventually incorporate Intel's latest processors into its MacBook lineup in 2010, though when that will happen is still unknown.

AppleInsider got its hands on an e-mail promotion sent to participants in the IREP (Intel Retail Edge Program) --a training program for Intel sales representatives--that hints something might be coming soon. The e-mail to participants includes this language: "January Prize Draw: Win a MacBook Pro. Pass this month's trainings for 2 chances to win one of 2 MacBook Pro laptops with the accelerated response of an Intel Core i5 processor."

Reached for comments, an Intel spokesman was said, "There was an error on
AppleInsider got its hands on an e-mail promotion sent to participants in the Intel Retail Edge Program and we are investigating."
It could have been a mistake in the language in the e-mail, or--and this seems more likely--the mistake could have been that it was sent out too early. MacBook Pros with Arrandale architecture, which includes the Core i5 processor, have been anticipated for some time, as my colleague Brooke Crothers wrote on Monday. Check out his post for more about what to expect if Apple does indeed add Intel's latest silicon to its notebook lineup.
After the jump is the full text of the Intel Retail Edge Program promotion e-mail.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mac Pro Core i7 Coming February 2010?

Mac Pros Intel Core i7

Apple's iPad may not be the only product launch come March, if a recent rumor about new Mac Pros is to be believed.

MacRumors is reporting that "multiple sources" have relayed to Hardmac this week news that the Mac Pro may be getting a serious speed bump "in a matter of weeks," courtesy of Intelss latest and greatest, the Core i7-980X and Core i7-970 six-core processors. The latest partnership between Apple and Intel is expected to (ahem) bear fruit as early as March.

"So, if Apple and Intel are still engaged in a tight partnership," the Hardmac report reads, "Apple might have the exclusivity of such CPU *as the Nehalem Xeon) for a couple of days or weeks. So, if you are waiting for a new Mac Pro to change your current model or purchase your first Mac Pro, then get ready after the second half of February, it should come within the next three weeks."

Of course, such news is hardly a revelation -- the last two revisions of the Mac Pro were also the first to market with their respective Intel chips, as Macrumors notes. Hardmac also speculates that the new hardware will be based on the Mac-edition Radeon HD 5870 graphics cards as well.

Rumors have swirled for months about a Mac Pro based upon Intel's Core i7 980X, also known as the “Gulftown” architecture. With a 32nm processor and a clock speed of 3.33GHz, the chip is the first dual-socket, six-core processor from Intel, and has been widely expected to make a splash on the market in March 2010.