How quickly the new 2018 Macbook Pro be throttled?

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  1. 9ac3

    9ac3 Notebook Consultant

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    The video is a bit long but worth the watch:

     
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    Danishblunt Notebook Prophet

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    Now imagine prime + Furmark (shared heatsink design btw). Now that would be death sentence.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    That's a death sentence for any notebook.
     
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  4. brruno

    brruno Newbie

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    NOPE .. Mine has no problema running booth simultaneously. i7-6700HQ at max turbo, GTX 1060 with overclock at 1800Mhz Core / 9000Mhz memory, and temperatures at 75ºC max ... And without the fans at maximum...
    But its a GT72VR , it has a massive cooling system.

    Bu the point is, there are a lot of cooling solutions between these 2 extremes, and many of them capable of handing the CPU ans GPU stressed simultaneously...
     
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  5. DaMafiaGamer

    DaMafiaGamer Notebook Evangelist

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    You know I'm kinda happy they put a core i9 in there, as an enthusiast I know for a fact if I buy that I will put liquid metal on the cpu asap. I am pretty sure it would handle base clocks fine then. In such a thin and light you'd get crazy performance!

    But the sad reality is I'm not paying £3k for a laptop that throttles on load. You can get sli laptop setups with desktop cpu's with that kind of money.

    Maybe if I can find a faulty one that I can repair for cheap I'd buy it, and I'm talking £500 max no more.
     
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  6. electrosoft

    electrosoft Tick Tock Clarice....

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    Liquid Metal
    Bottom plate fan mod
    heatsink:Thermal Pads:bottom case as heatsink
    cooling pad for the heatsinked bottom case

    I'm sure performance would be stock no problem and maybe more.

    I'm trying to convince a buddy of mine to let me order a 2016/2017 refurb bottom cover, mod it and try steps 2-4 above with no warranty issues to worry about and no cost to him. If he
    likes the results, I told him he could keep the modded cover and thermal pads as a thank you. Hopefully he'll
    get over his honeymoon "in total love" phase with his i9/32gb/2tb Macbook to at least let me test some cooling mods, but I understand at ~5.5k USD (after tax) why he's wary. :D
     
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  7. User32

    User32 Notebook Evangelist

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    No issues here with my Pentium III era hardware. This, my friends, is a classic case of "you reap what you sow", people want thinner laptops > throttlefest and unrepairable trash.
     
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