Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Core Duo MacBook Pro Literally Hot

I told you it's a 53 watt 32 bit chip. Mac fans are getting burnt and Steve Jobs now knows it. One Mac user measures the temps of the case and reads 121F. Amazingly, some diehard Mac defenders say being hot is a good thing. Other Mac fans claim that a notebook is not a laptop, so the MacBook is not intended to be put on their lap. Wait for Turion 64 X2, which has max thermal power of only 25 watts and can independently power down each of the cores.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here you go spouting more crap. The Intel Core Duo processors have a 31W TDP. AMD's slower Turion X2 processors will be the only ones to have a 25W TDP. Those clocked at 2 and 2.2Ghz will have a 35W TDP.

In addition, the AMD Turion X2 will not be able to turn off one of the cores when both are not needed, resulting in lower battery time.

On a core Duo laptop when you're using Microsoft Word you hardly need a dual core processor running at 2Ghz. So it might shut off the second core and slow the first to 600mhz. it can also turn off the L2 cache for even more battery life. But then if I decide to open Adobe Photoshop, it will use all the CPU power of both cores - and both cores are on and running at full speed.

On an AMD Turion X2 based laptop, even if I was only running Microsoft Word I would be stuck with both cores running at a reduced rate, when I really only need one core.

I also like the fact that Intel has a 2.33Ghz Core Duo processor, and price cuts on the current Core Duo processors ready and waiting to counter AMD's Turion X2.

12:08 AM, April 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahaha .... that's a good laugh. You have no idea what you're talking about. Looks like intel marketing department really did a good job hyping their processors. Sharikou may be an AMD fanboy but you're way way way off about your arguement.

1:39 AM, April 05, 2006  
Blogger Shocka said...

You are so right on this one... man when has apple admitted to any failures in the past.. here they are replacing the whole gutz of their MacIn craptops, at Intels expense I bet, Come on Steve stop the crap open up OSx to the whole world sell OSx-AMD64 and ride the Bull.

2:50 AM, April 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=2055769

Someone used a radar thermometer to take the temperature, and it was at 125 degrees F.

7:32 PM, April 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apple screwed up the fan, it wouldn't turn on. So using a radar thermometer to measure the heat level works. As sharikou said, Yonah is definitely not running on 35W TDP.

Here you go spouting more crap. The Intel Core Duo processors have a 31W TDP. AMD's slower Turion X2 processors will be the only ones to have a 25W TDP. Those clocked at 2 and 2.2Ghz will have a 35W TDP.

In addition, the AMD Turion X2 will not be able to turn off one of the cores when both are not needed, resulting in lower battery time.


"On an AMD Turion X2 based laptop, even if I was only running Microsoft Word I would be stuck with both cores running at a reduced rate, when I really only need one core."

If you didn't know, running both core at a reduced rate consumes less power than running a single core.

"The Turion X2 will also utilize better power savings technology than previously expected. When running at less than full load, the Turion X2 is able to dynamically vary its voltage and frequency on a per-core basis. AMD calls this new technology Multi-Core Power Management. This feature is especially useful when running single-threaded code."
http://laptoplogic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2885

8:56 PM, April 05, 2006  
Anonymous the architect said...

Same model HP laptops/notebooks today, one with Turion and one with Centrino... the Centrino is much hotter. Test it yourself.

One must not lose sight of the fact that Centrino/Yonah/Core is basically a hotrod P3. Custom headers and all that. And the good 'ol P3 never was too good at running cool.

6:44 PM, April 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hot because of too much thermal paste.

http://techreport.com/onearticle.x/9889

On a related note, Yonah uses less power than the low voltage single-core Turion MT.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article313-page5.html

3:15 PM, May 01, 2006  

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