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The 15-inch MacBook Pro features a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, and the 13-inch model features a dual-core Intel Core i5 or Core i7. So you’ve got plenty of power to take your pro projects on the road.
So much power on one chip.
Built on a 22-nanometre process, Intel’s third-generation Core architecture keeps the processor, cache, graphics processor and a faster-than-ever 1600MHz memory controller on a single chip. Since data doesn’t have as far to travel, you can fly through demanding tasks like editing HD video, compiling audio or rendering a multilayered image file.
Processor-intensive applications like Aperture and Final Cut Pro benefit from extra power. And Turbo Boost provides it, automatically increasing the speed of the active cores — up to 3.7GHz. So your work just goes smoother and faster.
Hyper-Threading technology allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core. For example, on a quad-core processor, OS X recognises eight virtual cores so the processor can spread tasks more evenly across them.
With up to 1GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics processor is up to 60 per cent faster than the previous generation.1 The 15-inch MacBook Pro automatically switches to it when you need more horsepower for things like playing 3D games, editing HD video or even running CAD software. You’ll see more frames per second and experience better responsiveness — without lifting a finger.
Both the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro models feature the integrated, energy-efficient Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor, which is up to 60 per cent faster than before.2 That means everything you do feels even smoother and more fluid, and movies and games look great.
Thunderbolt technology gives you a single connection that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express. With two 10-Gbps data channels, you can transfer data up to 12 times faster than with FireWire 800. And don’t worry about a single drive or peripheral tying up the Thunderbolt port; you can daisy-chain as many as six devices, including your display. So with one tiny, streamlined port, you get lightning-fast transfer speeds and huge expansion capabilities.