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Sneaky Snake

Member Since 28 Jul 2007
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In Topic: New 2018 MBPs released

Yesterday, 02:52 PM

The core i9 CPU's may really only be meant for more fat design laptops with real heat pipes and fans. Huge shame that apple released the product this way though. R/apple on reddit has another source showing equally dire things for the Core i9 laptop. It lost to the 2017 i7 model due to throttling itself too much.

Hopefully apple releases an update for the 2018 MBP that spins up the fans faster and/or runs them at higher rpm's in order to keep temps a bit lower. Dell's business laptop have a Power Manager app that lets you choose your thermal/noise settings (can choose to throttle your laptop to get quieter fans, or the opposite) - really hope that Apple decides to go that route as well (not holding my breath though).

In Topic: eGPU benefit on internal monitor?

17 July 2018 - 03:55 PM

Even if it works your performance is significantly worse compared to an external monitor. The reason being that the TB cable has limited bandwidth and if you have to pipe all of the display data back over the TB cable to your internal screen it uses up some of that precious bandwidth.

Internal Display data path: Computer -> TB cable -> eGPU -> TB cable -> Internal Display
External Display data path: Computer -> TB cable -> eGPU -> HDMI/DP -> External Display

Various benchmarks of eGPU's on Youtube (Razer Core for example) showcase this performance loss.

In Topic: New 2018 MBPs released

16 July 2018 - 09:23 AM

View PostFrigidman™, on 15 July 2018 - 09:08 AM, said:

Yeah, my 17" MacBookPro8,3 .. still going strong, no issues, hell, even runs faster with 10.6.8 on it than my newer piece of popsnizzle 15" retina garbage mbp with 10.13 on it.

Still waiting for a new MBP that isn't garbage.


Do you run into any many incompatibility issues with 3rd party apps on Snow Leopard?

In Topic: New 2018 MBPs released

15 July 2018 - 12:10 PM

Apparently the new gen3 keyboard has some sort of membrane in it that prevents dust from getting into the keys. Apple didn't advertise that though, since that would be implying that dust was a problem for previous generations.

My brother has had his keyboard replaced twice on his 2016 13" touchbar MBP. He works as a biologist inside 99% of the time. I asked him if he would go back to his old 2013 rMBP if he could (it got stolen) and he told me he would in a heartbeat.

In Topic: MacOS 10.14 - Mojave

04 July 2018 - 11:29 AM

I'm running the Mojave beta on my MBP. Seems pretty solid. Performance is good. Haven't tried the new features much yet, but as of now it seems just as good or better than High Sierra.

Initially I upgraded my High Sierra installation to Mojave but I was getting some performance issues (which were there with High Sierra as well). I messed around with my partitions way to much so I suspect that was the cause (re-sizing bootcamp and my Mac partition a bunch). I nuked the whole SSD and re-installed a fresh copy of Mojave and it runs very smoothly now.