“For years, Apple has used processors in the Mac Pro designed for workstations and servers — Intel’s ‘Xeon’ line,” Peter Cohen reports for iMore.
“The downside of the Xeon processor is that has higher power demands and produces more heat than other Intel processors. The RAM it uses is bigger and costs more, too. That’s why you find the Xeon only in the Mac Pro,” Cohen reports. “But that’s changing. Because Intel has announced plans to release, for the first time, a notebook version of the Xeon processor.”
“Intel says that it will release the Xeon Processor E3-1500M v5 this year. The new chip is based around Intel’s emerging ‘Skylake’ processor architecture. Skylake is Intel’s sixth-generation Core processor architecture. It’s a new, more efficient and more powerful design that’s just starting to see release,” Cohen reports. “This could pave the way for an extreme version of a MacBook Pro — something designed with Mac Pro levels of performance. That’s something that will surely appeal to digital video and audio professionals, graphic designers, artists, engineers, developers, scientists and others who want the most performance possible out of their Macs.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yes, an even more pro MacBook Pro would be a boon for Mac users who need portable high performance!