It can be said that after Apple itself, obviously no company is responsible for the development and technological advancement of Macs like Apple. Intel. Apple's partner since 2005, the processor giant basically dictates the trends in the personal computing world and, therefore, Apple's line of computers.
Today, therefore, it can be said that Macs are glimpsing their near future once again. I say this because Intel earlier announced its eighth generation of processor lines Core i5 and i7, which bring some good improvements over previous models in some cases specifically, performance gains can reach up to 40%.
Just to be clear, since Intel update cycles basically require a PhD to understand, this eighth generation is not yet spoken. “Coffee Lake”, which has already had several details revealed but begin to be produced only at the end of the year; here we are actually dealing with a second version of the generation “Kaby Lake” whose first version was adopted by Apple very recently in the latest updates to the iMac and MacBooks.
The big difference from the new generation compared to the previous one that Intel managed, even using the same architecture, to double the number of cores and threads on each of the processor models, offering four- and eight-core options so if Apple chooses to embrace this generation, we can see 13-inch MacBooks Pro with chips. quad core in the not too distant future. It is good to note, however, that this eighth generation still does not support LPDDR4 RAM, so it is not yet for now that we will see MacBooks with up to 32GB of memory.
One of the most interesting new features of the new generation is Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, which allows for a much wider range of clock Of the processors to get an idea, some chips in the new line have relatively low base frequencies like 1.8GHz or 1.9GHz, but reach very high speeds like 4GHz or 4.2GHz with the new feature's crunch. Below, moreover, you can take a better look at all the new models:
According to Intel, the first new generation desktop processors, such as the iMac, will arrive in the fall of the northern hemisphere, sometime in the coming months; Laptop chips are only described as coming “soon” without a set date.
Anyway, Macs equipped with the new models should still take a little while to appear if Ma doesn't want to skip the generation at once and go straight to the infamous one. “Coffee Lake”, next year. We'll have to wait and see.