Apple Software/Firmware update addresses throttling issues across all Macbook Pro 2018 Models

Discussion in 'Apple and Mac OS X' started by electrosoft, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $$ on FILTH

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  2. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Virtuoso

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    Amen. This whole TDP bs at base clocks is going absolutely out of control.
     
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  3. electrosoft

    electrosoft Tick Tock Clarice....

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    This hits it right on the head. Heat kills and the obsession for thin and light just doesn't mesh with trying to cram hot and heavy CPUs in these small form factor laptops.
     
  4. electrosoft

    electrosoft Tick Tock Clarice....

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    "The situation is not quite as good for the 15-inch model. The fluctuations are also much smaller compared to the factory settings, which improves the short-term performance in particular. The first Cinebench Multi rund now determines 1064 points instead of 953 points. However, the performance drops in the following runs and we can eventually see the limitations of the cooling solution. The last runs of the loop determine score below 1000 points and it is getting closer to 950 points. We will have a closer look at the sustained performance over the next few days, but it seems that the manual adjustment of the TDP is the better choice, at least for sustained workloads." - Notebookreview

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Apple...e-performance-with-a-few-clicks.317552.0.html

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    Even with Apple's "fix," the manual route will smooth out performance and keep a steady end to end ~1000 CB15 state.

    Back to the drawing board Apple....
     
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  5. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Virtuoso

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    meanwhile castrated 8750H in thin and lights reach ~1.1k points at start and drop to around ~1000ish later on. Nice I9 apple.
     
  6. electrosoft

    electrosoft Tick Tock Clarice....

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    Well there's always this:

    https://medium.com/be-expert-101/my-macbook-is-too-hot-89afa1a0079a

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    I'm not sure there is a brave soul yet who would rip apart their Macbook Pro 15 2018 and go this extreme, but I'd love to see some results with this and a proper liquid metal application to see how much they could get out of a newer model.
     
  7. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    There's not enough volume or mass in that design to buffer the heat while it's being expelled by those little bitty fan's.

    Quite often with thin notebooks like that the re-pasting, even with LM, doesn't generate much of an improvement.
     
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